ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
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'Bilsborough A, 2000: Phenetic Patterning and Species Sorting in Early African Homo. Anthropologie (Brno) 38, 2: 151-163'.
 
Abstract
The morphological diversity exhibited by African hominids around the Plio-Pleistocene boundary continues to generate conflicting systematic and phyletic interpretations. At least five schemes are currently utilised to differentiate early Homo specimens, while debate continues over whether early African H. erectus-like fossils represent that taxon or the claimed more primitive species H. ergaster and H. leakeyi. This paper summarises findings from regionally based morphometric analyses (face and brain case) of early Homo crania and the resulting patterns of affinities derived from them. It reviews the implications of such patterning for the above schemes, and for recent proposals to revise the lower boundary of the genus Homo and its included species.
 
Keywords
Homo - H. habilis - H. rudolfensis - H. erectus - H. ergaster - SK 847 - Morphometrics
 
 
 
 

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