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The terminal Pleistocence and early Holocene populations of northern Africa

Groves, Colin; Thorne, Alan


We studied three northern African samples of human cranial remains from the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary: Afalou-bou-Rhummel, Taforalt, and Sudanese Nubia (Jebel Sahaba and Tushka), and compared them to late Pleistocene Europeans and modern Europeans and Africans. Despite their relatively late dates, all three of our own samples exhibit the robusticity typical of late Pleistocene Homo sapiens. As far as population affinities are concerned, Taforalt is Caucasoid and closely resembles late...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Homo: Journal of Comparative Human Biology


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