Human evolution Africa

A diminutive Pliocene guenon from Kanapoi, West Turkana, Kenya

JM Plavcan, CV Ward, RF Kay, FK Manthi – Journal of Human Evolution, 2019

… of Human Evolution. A diminutive Pliocene guenon from Kanapoi, West Turkana, Kenya. Author links open overlay panelJ. MichaelPlavcan a Carol V.Ward b Richard F.Kay c Fredrick K.Manthi d. Show more … Abstract. Although …

Comparative morphology and ontogeny of the thoracolumbar transition in great apes, humans, and fossil hominins

TK Nalley, JE Scott, CV Ward, Z Alemseged – Journal of Human Evolution, 2019

… plus-minus symbol indicates the 95% prediction interval from an ordinary least-squares regression computed using the human sample … Abbreviations: DIK = Dikika research area, Ethiopia; AL = Afar Locality, Ethiopia; Sts …

Elemental signatures of Australopithecus africanus teeth reveal seasonal dietary stress

R Joannes-Boyau, JW Adams, C Austin, M Arora… – Nature, 2019

… in the fossil record, and indicate dietary stress in specimens that date to shortly before the extinction of Australopithecus in South Africa about two … 5, 6). This is in contrast to modern human samples, which often show asynchronous …

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