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A contribution to the question of early Homo in southern Africa : researches into dating, taxonomy and phylogeny reconstruction

Curnoe, Darren K

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The origin of genus Homo is a core problem in contemporary palaeoanthropology. Most research in early hominid studies has hitherto focussed on the bearing of East African hominids on this problem. This dissertation examines the importance of southern African early Homo to this question, and provides a comprehensive assessment of the age, morphology, taxonomic status and evolutionary relationships of these fossils. This study establishes the reliability of electron spin resonance (ESR)...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/123805

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