Palaeontology Africa

A 3.8-million-year-old hominin cranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia

Y Haile-Selassie, SM Melillo, A Vazzana, S Benazzi… – Nature, 2019

Two related studies describe a newly discovered cranium of Australopithecus anamensis, the environment in which this hominin would have lived approximately 3.8 million years ago and how it is related to Australopithecus afarensis.

Age and context of mid-Pliocene hominin cranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia

BZ Saylor, L Gibert, A Deino, M Alene, NE Levin… – Nature, 2019

Two related studies describe a newly discovered cranium of Australopithecus anamensis, the environment in which this hominin would have lived approximately 3.8 million years ago and how it is related to Australopithecus afarensis.

Elusive cranium of early hominin found

F Spoor – 2019

… might instead belong to Kenyanthropus platyops or Australopithecus deyiremeda, other broadly contemporary hominin species from eastern Africa 10 … This work demonstrates the importance that a single fossil can have in …

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