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Early Homo at Kromdraai B: probabilistic and morphological analysis of the lower dentition

José BRAGA & John Francis THACKERAY

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 2 (4) - Pages 269-279

Publié le 30 juin 2003

Early Homo at Kromdraai B: probabilistic and morphological analysis of the lower dentition

Kromdraai B, situated less than 2 km east of Sterkfontein, in the Gauteng province of South Africa, has yielded 27 specimens, attributed to a single Plio-Pleistocene hominid species, including the type specimen of Paranthropus (Australopithecus) robustus. By using resampling and morphological analysis, and after considering the most diagnostic features that have been used in the past for the lower dentition, we here suggest that one specimen from Kromdraai B, KB 5223, is clearly distinct from P. robustus and represents early Homo.


Mots-clés :

Kromdraai, « early Homo », morphologie dentaire, ré-échantillonnage, Paranthropus

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