The Nature of Telanthropus capensis

  title={The Nature of Telanthropus capensis},
  author={J. T. Robinson},
THE type mandible of Telanthropus capensis was found in the Swartkrans excavation in April 1949 by me. Dr. R. Broom and I published a preliminary description in this journal1. In this note the opinion was expressed that this form is “intermediate between one of the ape-men and true man”. This conclusion has been somewhat sceptically received by most workers, who consider, in view of the fact that the same excavation has yielded numerous remains of the ape-man Paranthropus crassidens, that the… 

Natural history of Homo erectus.

  • S. Antón
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 2003
It is argued that H. erectus is a hominin, notable for its increased body size, that originates in the latest Pliocene/earliest Pleistocene of Africa and quickly disperses into Western and Eastern Asia and is also an increasingly derived homin in with several regional morphs sustained by intermittent isolation, particularly in Southeast Asia.

Taxonomic affinity of the early Homo cranium from Swartkrans, South Africa.

The linkage of SK 847 to KNM-ER 1813, and especially Stw 53, suggests that the Swartkrans cranium may have its closest affinity with H. habilis sensu lato.

Early Homo

  • S. Antón
  • Environmental Science
    Current Anthropology
  • 2012
The fossil evidence from ∼2.5 to 1.5 Ma forms the baseline for understanding the origin of the genus and early H. erectus is less “modern” and its regional variation in size more substantial than previously allowed.

Naledi: An example of how natural phenomena can inspire metaphysical assumptions

  • F. Durand
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 2017
A new fossil site was discovered in the Rising Star Cave in 2013 in the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa. This site which has yielded 1550 hominin bones so far is considered to be one of the

Die geographische Verbreitung der fossilen Hominiden (außer Eusapiens) nach neuer Gruppierung

Die geographische Verbreitung der fossilen Hominiden ist wiederholt, dem Fortschreiten der Materialvermehrung jeweils entsprechend, behandelt worden. Den umfassendsten Uberblick gaben die Karte yon

The fossil sites of the Cradle of Humankind

  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 2017
The dolomitic region between Krugersdorp and Hartbeespoort Dam is renowned for its palaeoanthropological treasures. The area boasts over 50 known fossil sites of which the 13 most important sites,

Homo Erectus and Related Taxa


A New Type of Fossil Man

In the main bone breccia of the cave deposit there has been a pocket excavated and refilled by a darker type of matrix that must be considerably younger than the main deposit, which is Upper Pliocene, not improbably the pocket may be Lower Pleistocene.