The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis: New by Yohannes Haile-Selassie,Denise F. Su PDF

By Yohannes Haile-Selassie,Denise F. Su

ISBN-10: 9401774277

ISBN-13: 9789401774277

ISBN-10: 9402413472

ISBN-13: 9789402413472

This quantity describes a 3.6 million-years-old partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis from the Woranso-Mille, important Afar, Ethiopia. This specimen is the 1st grownup partial skeleton to be recovered for the reason that Lucy’s (A.L. 288-1) discovery in 1974. it's older than Lucy by means of 400,000 years and sheds gentle at the paleobiology of early Australopithecus afarensis, really the morphology of the shoulder girdle and thoracic form, that are up to now poorly understood and actively debated. The fauna linked to the partial skeleton tells us tremendously approximately Au. afarensis paleoecology and provides us one other piece of the puzzle relating to habitat availability and use for Au. afarensis outdoors the Hadar area the place it's been famous for the final 4 decades.

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