The upper limb of Paranthropus boisei from Ileret, Kenya.

  title={The upper limb of Paranthropus boisei from Ileret, Kenya.},
  author={Brian G. Richmond and Dale J. Green and Michael R. Lague and Habiba Chirchir and Anna K. Behrensmeyer and Ren{\'e} Bobe and Marion K. Bamford and Nicole L. Griffin and Philipp Gunz and Emma N. Mbua and Stephen R. Merritt and Briana L. Pobiner and Purity Kiura and Mzalendo Kibunjia and J.W.K. Harris and David R. Braun},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
8 Citations
Tooth chipping patterns in Paranthropus do not support regular hard food mastication
Comparative chipping analysis suggests that both Paranthropus species were unlikely habitual hard object eaters, at least compared to living durophage analogues.
Hominin diversity and high environmental variability in the Okote Member, Koobi Fora Formation, Kenya.
Characterizing the body morphology of the first metacarpal in the Homininae using 3D geometric morphometrics
The modern human MC1 is characterized by a distinct suite of traits, not present to the same extent in the great apes, that are consistent with an ability to use forceful precision grip.
Phalangeal curvature in a chimpanzee raised like a human: Implications for inferring arboreality in fossil hominins
The phalangeal curvature of a chimpanzee who was raised during the 1930s in New York City to live much like a human, including by having very few opportunities to engage in arboreal activities, is described.


Scapular anatomy of Paranthropus boisei from Ileret, Kenya.
First Partial Skeleton of a 1.34-Million-Year-Old Paranthropus boisei from Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
The morphology and size of its constituent parts suggest that the fossils derived from an extremely robust individual who, at 1.338±0.024 Ma (1 sigma), represents one of the most recent occurrences of Paranthropus before its extinction in East Africa.
The Feeding Biomechanics and Dietary Ecology of Paranthropus boisei
An engineering method is used, finite element analysis, to show that the facial skeleton of Paranthropus boisei is structurally strong, exhibits a strain pattern different from that in chimpanzees and Australopithecus africanus, and efficiently produces high bite force.
Australopithecus afarensis Scapular Ontogeny, Function, and the Role of Climbing in Human Evolution
The similarity of juvenile and adult fossil morphologies implies that A. afarensis development was apelike, and their presence in australopith fossils supports the hypothesis that their locomotor repertoire included a substantial amount of climbing.
Early Pleistocene third metacarpal from Kenya and the evolution of modern human-like hand morphology
A newly discovered metacarpal from Kaitio, Kenya, dates to 1.42 Mya and provides evidence for the evolution of the modern human hand more than 600,000 y earlier than previously documented, and suggests that an increased reliance on manipulatory behaviors indicated by the archeological record early in the Pleistocene selected for themodern human hand early on in the development of the genus Homo.
Testing the taxonomic integrity of Paranthropus boisei sensu stricto.
There are no grounds for rejecting the "single-species" hypothesis for P. boisei s.s., despite the substantial geological time embraced by the mandibular corpus hypodigm, and the predicted value of lnISD, when corrected for taphonomic factors, is comparable to the sexual dimorphism observed within Gorilla.
Recently identified postcranial remains of Paranthropus and early Homo from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa.
A new distal femur, SK 1896 and other bones attributed to Homo cf.
The first skull and other new discoveries of Australopithecus afarensis at Hadar, Ethiopia
53 new specimens from the Hadar Formation in Ethiopia confirm the taxonomic unity of A. afarensis and constitute the largest body of evidence for about 0.9 million years of stasis in the earliest known hominid species.