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By Frederick E. Grine, John G. Fleagle, Richard E. Leakey

This quantity addresses the foundation of the human genus Homo, an enormous transition in human evolution and linked to significant alterations in mind dimension, locomotion, and tradition, yet one with many unanswered questions. what percentage diversified species of Homo have been there, and the way have been they interrelated? Are stone instruments a attribute of early Homo? What was once their functionality? How does using stone instruments relate to adjustments within the dentition and mind dimension? Did diversifications for lengthy distance operating first seem with the starting place of this genus? How does this relate to its vitamin and cultural abilities.

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Rudolfensis and H. habilis sensu stricto. Although H. rudolfensis clustered exclusively with the other Homo species in Strait and Grine’s (2004) parsimony analyses and in some of their bootstrap analyses, it did not form a clade with the other Homo species in the parsimony and bootstrap analyses reported in Curnoe (2001) and Cameron and Groves (2004). The results of the parsimony analyses carried out by Curnoe (2001), Cameron and Groves (2004), and Strait and Grine (2004) offer support for the hypothesis that H.

Ungar et al. (2006) suggest that “H. erectus and individuals from Swartkrans Member 1 ate, at least occasionally, more tough or brittle foods than did H. , 2006: 91). Diet – Scaling of Teeth and Jaws The size of the teeth and jaws of an individual should reflect the diet of that individual, and likewise, the sample parameters of the size of the teeth and jaws should broadly reflect the nature of the preferred and fall back foods of the species to which that individual belongs. McHenry (1988) developed the megadontia quotient (MQ) as a way of comparing the size of the postcanine teeth of hominins with different overall body sizes.

Interlimb proportions in humans and fossil hominins: variability and scaling. E. ), The First Humans: Origin and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 93–98. , 2009. The origin of Homo. E. ), The First Humans: Origin and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 31–37. , 1993. The importance of species taxa in paleoanthropology and an argument for the phylogenetic concept of the species. , Martin, L. ), Species, Species Concepts, and Primate Evolution. Plenum, New York, pp.

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