Human evolution Africa

How Australopithecus provided insight into human evolution

D Falk – 2019

… It might be equally crucial for unravelling the evolution of early members of the human family tree outside Africa in the way that the Taung Child was essential for understanding the evolution of human ancestors in Africa. Only time will tell …

Human origins in a southern African palaeo-wetland and first migrations

EKF Chan, A Timmermann, BF Baldi, AE Moore… – Nature, 2019

… humans originated in Africa around 200 thousand years ago (ka) 1,2,3,4 . Although some of the oldest skeletal remains suggest an eastern African origin 2 , southern Africa is home to contemporary populations that represent …

Moving Beyond the Obstetrical Dilemma Hypothesis: Birth, Weaning and Infant Care in the Plio-Pleistocene

A Nowell, H Kurki – The Mother-Infant Nexus in Anthropology, 2020

… Journal of Human Evolution, 58(3), 262–272.CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Berger, LR, de Ruiter, DJ, Churchill, SE, Schmid, P., Carlson, KJ, Dirks, PH, & Kibii, JM (2010). Australopithecus sediba: A new species of Homo-like australopith from South Africa …

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