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Reed, Kaye E.

The Paleobiology of Australopithecus

Reed, Kaye E. - The Paleobiology of Australopithecus, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Issues in the Life and Times of Australopithecus

Kaye E. Reed

Part I. Geological and Paleontological Context

2. Age Ranges of Australopithecus Species, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania
Francis H. Brown, Ian McDougall, Patrick N. Gathogo

3. A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on the Age of Australopithecus in Southern Africa

Andy I. R. Herries, Robyn Pickering, Justin W. Adams, Darren Curnoe, Ginette Warr, Alf G. Latham, John Shaw

4. Reconstructing the Habitats of Australopithecus: Paleoenvironments, Site Taphonomy, and Faunas
Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Kaye E. Reed

Part II. Sites and Species

5.
Australopithecus in Ethiopia
Zeresenay Alemseged

6. The Alpha Taxonomy of Australopithecus africanus

Frederick E. Grine

7.
Australopithecus from Sterkfontein Caves, South Africa
Ronald Clarke

8. Variation in Mandibular Postcanine Dental Morphology and Hominin Species Representation in Member 4, Sterkfontein, South Africa
Frederick E. Grine, Marcia M. Delanty, Bernard A. Wood

9.
Australopithecus
sediba from Malapa, South Africa
Darryl J. Ruiter, Steven E. Churchill, Lee R. Berger

Part III. Biogeography

10. Comparative Evolutionary Models and the “Australopith Radiations”
Robert A. Foley

11. Whence Australopithecus africanus? Comparing the Skulls of South African and East African Australopithecus

Charles Lockwood

12. The Biogeographic Implications of Early Hominin Phylogeny
David S. Strait

Part IV. Paleobiology

13. Sexual Size Dimorphism in Australopithecus: Current Understanding and New Directions
Adam D. Gordon

14. Molar Microwear, Diet and Adaptation in a Purported Hominin Species Lineage from the Pliocene of East Africa
Frederick E. Grine, Peter S. Ungar, Mark F. Teaford, Sireen El-Zaatari

15. Some Ruminations on Australopith Diets
Matt Sponheimer

16. Postural and Locomotor Adaptations of Australopithecus Species
Carol V. Ward

17. Shoulder Morphology in Early Hominin Evolution
Susan G. Larson

18. Age and Sex Differences in the Locomotor Skeleton of Australopithecus

Elizabeth H. Harmon

Keywords: Earth Sciences, Paleontology, Anatomy, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Science, general

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Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Series
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400759190

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