The Upper Limb of Australopithecus sediba

@article{Churchill2013TheUL,
  title={The Upper Limb of Australopithecus sediba},
  author={S. E. Churchill and T. W. Holliday and K. J. Carlson and T. Jashashvili and M. E. Macias and S. Mathews and T. L. Sparling and P. Schmid and D. J. de Ruiter and L. R. Berger},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={340}
}
  • S. E. Churchill, T. W. Holliday, +7 authors L. R. Berger
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The evolution of the human upper limb involved a change in function from its use for both locomotion and prehension (as in apes) to a predominantly prehensile and manipulative role. Well-preserved forelimb remains of 1.98-million-year-old Australopithecus sediba from Malapa, South Africa, contribute to our understanding of this evolutionary transition. Whereas other aspects of their postcranial anatomy evince mosaic combinations of primitive (australopith-like) and derived (Homo-like) features… CONTINUE READING
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