Size and Scaling in Human Evolution

@article{Pilbeam1974SizeAS,
  title={Size and Scaling in Human Evolution},
  author={D. Pilbeam and S. Gould},
  journal={Science},
  year={1974},
  volume={186},
  pages={892 - 901}
}
Our general conclusion is simply stated: many lineages display phyletic size increase; allometric changes almost always accompany increase in body size. We cannot judge adaptation until we separate such changes into those required by increasing size and those serving as special adaptations to changing environments. In our view, the three australopithecines are, in a number of features, scaled variants of the "same" animal. In these characters, A. africanus is no more "advanced" than the larger… Expand
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