project . 2019 - 2024 . On going

NewHuman

Pathways to humanity: Adaptive niche diversity at the origins of the human lineage
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 819960 Call for proposal: ERC-2018-COG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG Overall Budget: 1,998,640 EURFunder Contribution: 1,998,640 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Jul 2019
    End Date
    30 Jun 2024
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  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
For almost 100 years, the evolution of humans has been summarized as a transition from small-brained bipeds with an ape-like body plan (referred to as australopiths), to large-brained striding bipeds with a human-like body plan (members of the genus Homo). This characterisation dominates popular perception of human evolution in the public sphere. However, three newly discovered fossil human (hominin) species (H. naledi, H. floresiensis and Australopithecus sediba) do not fit this simple transitional model in either morphology or time (the former two surviving contemporaneously with modern humans), and have re-ignited debate about the origin of the Homo lineage, ...
Description
For almost 100 years, the evolution of humans has been summarized as a transition from small-brained bipeds with an ape-like body plan (referred to as australopiths), to large-brained striding bipeds with a human-like body plan (members of the genus Homo). This characterisation dominates popular perception of human evolution in the public sphere. However, three newly discovered fossil human (hominin) species (H. naledi, H. floresiensis and Australopithecus sediba) do not fit this simple transitional model in either morphology or time (the former two surviving contemporaneously with modern humans), and have re-ignited debate about the origin of the Homo lineage, ...
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