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Implications of new early Homo fossils from Ileret, east of Lake Turkana, Kenya

Spoor, Fed; Leakey, Meave; Gathogo, P; Brown, F H; Anton, Susan C; McDougall, Ian; Kiarie, Christopher; Manthi, F K; Leakey, Louise

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Sites in eastern Africa have shed light on the emergence and early evolution of the genus Homo. The best known early hominin species, H. habilis and H. erectus, have often been interpreted as time-successive segments of a single anagenetic evolutionary lineage. The case for this was strengthened by the discovery of small early Pleistocene hominin crania from Dmanisi in Georgia that apparently provide evidence of morphological continuity between the two taxa. Here we describe two new cranial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39868
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature05986

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