Strontium isotope evidence for landscape use by early hominins

  title={Strontium isotope evidence for landscape use by early hominins},
  author={S. Copeland and M. Sponheimer and D. Ruiter and J. Lee-Thorp and D. Codron and P. Roux and V. Grimes and M. Richards},
Ranging and residence patterns among early hominins have been indirectly inferred from morphology, stone-tool sourcing, referential models and phylogenetic models. However, the highly uncertain nature of such reconstructions limits our understanding of early hominin ecology, biology, social structure and evolution. We investigated landscape use in Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus from the Sterkfontein and Swartkrans cave sites in South Africa using strontium isotope analysis… Expand
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