The diet of Australopithecus sediba

  title={The diet of Australopithecus sediba},
  author={A. G. Henry and P. Ungar and B. H. Passey and M. Sponheimer and L. Rossouw and M. Bamford and Paul A. Sandberg and Darryl J. de Ruiter and L. Berger},
  • A. G. Henry, P. Ungar, +6 authors L. Berger
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Specimens of Australopithecus sediba from the site of Malapa, South Africa (dating from approximately 2 million years (Myr) ago) present a mix of primitive and derived traits that align the taxon with other Australopithecus species and with early Homo. Although much of the available cranial and postcranial material of Au. sediba has been described, its feeding ecology has not been investigated. Here we present results from the first extraction of plant phytoliths from dental calculus of an… CONTINUE READING
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