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Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus Afarensis : New Insights from Ksd-vp-1/1 (Hardcover)

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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 earlyAustralopithecus 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 forAu. afarensis outside the Hadar region where it has been well-known for the last four decades.
Genre: Social Science, Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / General, Archaeology, Life Sciences / Evolution
Series Title: Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: January 6, 2016
TCIN: 50850156
UPC: 9789401774277
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0920

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