publication . Article . 2015

Associated ilium and femur from Koobi Fora, Kenya, and postcranial diversity in early Homo

Carol V. Ward; Craig S. Feibel; Ashley S. Hammond; Louise N. Leakey; Elizabeth A. Moffett; J. Michael Plavcan; Matthew M. Skinner; Fred Spoor; Meave G. Leakey;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
  • Publisher: Academic Press Elsevier Science
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract During the evolution of hominins, it is generally accepted that there was a shift in postcranial morphology between Australopithecus and the genus Homo. Given the scarcity of associated remains of early Homo, however, relatively little is known about early Homo postcranial morphology. There are hints of postcranial diversity among species, but our knowledge of the nature and extent of potential differences is limited. Here we present a new associated partial ilium and femur from Koobi Fora, Kenya, dating to 1.9 Ma (millions of years ago) that is clearly attributable to the genus Homo but documents a pattern of morphology not seen in eastern African earl...
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free text keywords: Q, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Anthropology
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