The Endocast of MH1, Australopithecus sediba

  title={The Endocast of MH1, Australopithecus sediba},
  author={K. Carlson and D. Stout and T. Jashashvili and D. D. de Ruiter and P. Tafforeau and L. Berger},
  pages={1402 - 1407}
  • K. Carlson, D. Stout, +4 authors L. Berger
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The brain endocast of Australopithecus sediba shows that despite retaining a small brain size, some reorganization of the frontal lobe had commenced, hinting at the later neural development seen in Homo. The virtual endocast of MH1 (Australopithecus sediba), obtained from high-quality synchrotron scanning, reveals generally australopith-like convolutional patterns on the frontal lobes but also some foreshadowing of features of the human frontal lobes, such as posterior repositioning of the… CONTINUE READING
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