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The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus Afarensis : New Insights from Ksd-Vp-1/1
by Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Denise F. Su


Overview - This volume describes a 3.6 million-years-old partial skeleton of A ustralopithecus afarensis from the Woranso-Mille, central Afar, Ethiopia. This specimen is the first adult partial skeleton to be recovered since Lucy's (A.L. 288-1) discovery in 1974.  Read more...

 
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More About The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus Afarensis by Yohannes Haile-Selassie; Denise F. Su
 
 
 
Overview
This volume describes a 3.6 million-years-old partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis from the Woranso-Mille, central Afar, Ethiopia. This specimen is the first adult partial skeleton to be recovered since Lucy's (A.L. 288-1) discovery in 1974. It is older than Lucy by 400,000 years and sheds light on the paleobiology of early Australopithecus afarensis, particularly the morphology of the shoulder girdle and thoracic shape, which are thus far poorly understood and actively debated. The fauna associated with the partial skeleton tells us enormously about Au. afarensis paleoecology and give us another piece of the puzzle regarding habitat availability and use for Au. afarensis outside the Hadar region where it has been well-known for the last four decades.


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  • ISBN-13: 9789401774277
  • ISBN-10: 9401774277
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: December 2015
  • Page Count: 191
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.34 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.53 pounds

Series: Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology #1

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