* Astronomy

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Australopithecus sediba


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
RE: Australopithecus sediba
Permalink  
 


Team reconstructs two-million-year-old 'human ancestor'

The most complete view yet of a possible human ancestor uncovered in South Africa has revealed an intriguing mix of human and ape traits.
The two-million-year-old remains of several partial skeletons belonging to a previously unknown humanlike species were found in 2008 near Johannesburg.
 
Read more



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

The hominin Australopithecus sediba was a hodgepodge of simian and human-like features.

The two-million-year-old remains of a novel hominin discovered in August 2008 are an odd blend of features seen both in early humans and in the australopithecines presumed to have preceded them. A battery of six studies published today in Science scrutinises the fossils of Australopithecus sediba from head to heel and yields unprecedented insight into how the creature walked, chewed and moved. Together, the studies suggest that this hominin was close to the family tree of early humans - although it remains controversial whether it was one of our direct ancestors.
Read more



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Early human ancestor chewed bark

An early relative of humans chewed on bark and leaves, according to fossil evidence.
Analysis of food trapped in the teeth of the two-million-year-old "southern ape" suggests it existed on a unique diet of forest fruits and other woodland plants.

Read more



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Palaeontologist Answers Reader Questions about New Early Human Fossils

Q: Was Australopithecus sediba Polygamous?
A: We don't know

Read more



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Oxford University Museum of Natural History has been presented with casts of the skull and hand of Australopithecus sediba, a 1.9 million year old hominid species.
Professor Ian Walmsley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services and Collections), and Professor Sue Iversen, acting director of the museum, received the casts from Professor Loyiso Nongxa, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Wi****ersrand (Johannesburg) in a ceremony and lunch at St John's College.

Read more 



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

'Human ancestor' replicas arrive in London

It is currently the hottest topic in palaeoanthropology, and visitors to London's Natural History Museum can now get to see what all the fuss is about.
The institution has just taken delivery of casts of Australopithecus sediba.
This 1.9-million-year-old creature caused a sensation when the discovery of its fossil remains in South Africa was first announced in 2010.

Read more 



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Fossil discovery could be our oldest human ancestor

Dr Robyn Pickering discusses research that has confirmed the age of our possible oldest direct human ancestor at 1.98 million years old.
Read more 



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Two 1.9-million-year-old fossils, from a species known as Australopithecus sediba, suggest creatures with anatomy and capabilities more advanced than other species from the same time, making them more likely ancestors for H. erectus.
See more 



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Australopithecus sediba May Have Paved the Way for Homo

Researchers have revealed new details about the brain, pelvis, hands, and feet of Australopithecus sediba, a primitive hominin that existed around the same time early Homo species first began to appear on Earth. The new Au. sediba findings, unearthed in Malapa, South Africa, make it clear that this ancient relative displayed both primitive characteristics as well as more modern, human-like traits.
Due to the "mosaic" nature of the hominin's features, researchers are now suggesting that Au. sediba is the best candidate for an ancestor to the Homo genus.

Read more 



__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard