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  • Hawks, J.; Elliott, M.; Schmid, P.; Churchill, S.E.; de Ruiter, D.J.; Roberts, E.M.; Hilbert-Wolf, H.; Garvin, H.M.; Williams, S.A.; Delezene, L.K.; Feuerriegel, E.M.; Randolph-Quinney, P.; Kivell, T.L.; Laird, M.F.; Tawane, G.; DeSilva, J.M.; Bailey, S.E.; Brophy, J.K.; Meyer, M.R.; Skinner, M.M.; Tocheri, M.W.; VanSickle, C.; Walker, C.S.; Campbell, T.L.; Kuhn, B.; Kruger, A.; Tucker, S.; Gurtov, A.; Hlophe, N.; Hunter, R.; Morris, H.; Peixotto, B.; Ramalepa, M.; van Rooyen, D.; Tsikoane, M.; Boshoff, P.; Dirks, P.H.G.M.; Berger, L.R. (eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, 2017-05)
    The Rising Star cave system has produced abundant fossil hominin remains within the Dinaledi Chamber, representing a minimum of 15 individuals attributed to Homo naledi. Further exploration led to the discovery of hominin ...
  • Dirks, P.H.G.M.; Roberts, E.M.; Hilbert-Wolf, H.; Kramers, J.D.; Hawks, J.; Dosseto, A.; Duval, M.; Elliott, M.; Evans, M.; Grün, R.; Hellstrom, J.; Herries, A.I.R.; Joannes-Boyau, R.; Makhubela, T.V.; Placzek, C.J.; Robbins, J.; Spandler, C.; Wiersma, J.; Woodhead, J.; Berger, L.R. (eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, 2017-05)
    New ages for flowstone, sediments and fossil bones from the Dinaledi Chamber are presented. We combined optically stimulated luminescence dating of sediments with U-Th and palaeomagnetic analyses of flowstones to establish ...
  • Berger, L.R.; Hawks, J.; Dirks, P.H.G.M.; Elliott, M.; Roberts, E.M. (eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, 2017-05)
    New discoveries and dating of fossil remains from the Rising Star cave system, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, have strong implications for our understanding of Pleistocene human evolution in Africa. Direct dating of ...
  • Odes, E.J.; Randolph-Quinney, P.S.; Steyn, M.; Thockmorton, Z.; Smilg, J.S.; Zipfel, B.; Augustine, T.N.; de Beer, F.; Hoffman, J.W.; Franklin, R.D.; Berger, L.R. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-07)
    The reported incidence of neoplasia in the extinct human lineage is rare, with only a few confirmed cases of Middle or Later Pleistocene dates reported. It has generally been assumed that premodern incidence of neoplastic ...
  • Randolph-Quinney, P.S.; Williams, S.A.; Steyn, M.; Meyer, M.R.; Smilg, J.S.; Churchill, S.E.; Odes, E.J.; Augustine, T.; Tafforeau, P.; Berger, L.R. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)., 2016-07)
    We describe the earliest evidence for neoplastic disease in the hominin lineage. This is reported from the type specimen of the extinct hominin Australopithecus sediba from Malapa, South Africa, dated to 1.98 million ...
  • Holt, E.; Dirks, P.; PLaczek, C.; Berger, L.R. (Academic of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-07)
    We report delta C-13 and delta O-18 results from carbonate-cemented cave sediments at Malapa in South Africa. The sediments were deposited during a short-period magnetic reversal at 1.977±0.003 Ma, immediately preceding ...
  • Carlson, K.B.; De Ruiter, D.J.; Dewitt, T.J.; Mcnuity, K.P.; Tafforeau, P.; Berger, L.R.; Carlson, K.J. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-07)
    The type specimen of Australopithecus sediba (MH1) is a late juvenile, prompting some commentators to suggest that had it lived to adulthood its morphology would have changed sufficiently so as to render hypotheses regarding ...
  • Hall, G.; Pickering, R.; Lacruz, R.; Hancox, J.; Berger, L.R.; Schmid, P. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2006-03)
    WE DESCRIBE A SINGLE HANDAXE FROM fossiliferous breccias at Gladysvale Cave, South Africa. The artefact is the only known tool so far discovered during the controlled excavations conducted at this site over the last decade, ...
  • Berger, L.R.; Kuhn, B.F.; Steininger, C. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2008-03)
    A partial hominin skull (COB 101) was identified in the fossil collections of the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, attributed to the Cooper's Cave site in South Africa. The find represents the most complete hominin specimen ...
  • Val, A.; Carlson, K.J; Kibii, J.M.; Steininger, C.; Churms, C.; Kuhn, B.F.; Berger, L.R. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2011-11-07)
    Conventional methods for extracting fossilised bones from calcified clastic sediments, using air drills or chemical preparations, can damage specimens to the point of rendering them unidentifiable. As an alternative, we ...
  • Tawane, G.; Garcia-Martinez, D.; Eyre, J.; Bastir, M.; Berger, L.R.; Schmid, P.; Nalla, S.; Williams, S.A. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-05)
    First ribs - the first or most superior ribs in the thorax - are rare in the hominin fossil record, and when found, have the potential to provide information regarding the upper thorax shape of extinct hominins. Here, we ...
  • Berger, L.R.; McGraw, W.S. (ASSAf, 2007-11)
    We present new evidence supporting the hypothesis that a large raptor was responsible for the death of the c. 2.0-Myr-old Taung child, holotype of the early hominin species Australopithecus africanus. We compare the Taung ...
  • Berger, L.R.; Liu, W.; Wu, X. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2012-03)
  • Randolph-Quinney, P.S.; Backwell, L.R.; Berger, L.R.; Hawks, J.; Dirks, P.H.G.M.; Roberts, E.M.; Nhauro, G.; Kramers, J. (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-09)
  • Berger, L.R.; De Klerk, B.; Quinn, R.L.; Churchill, S.E. (Public Library of Science, 2008-03-12)
    Newly discovered fossil assemblages of small bodied Homo sapiens from Palau, Micronesia possess characters thought to be taxonomically primitive for the genus Homo. Background: Recent surface collection and test excavation ...
  • Kuhn, B.F.; Werdelin, L.; Hartstone-Rose, A.; Lacruz, R.S.; Berger, L.R. (Public Library of Science, 2011-11-03)
    Recent discoveries at the new hominin-bearing deposits of Malapa, South Africa, have yielded a rich faunal assemblage associated with the newly described hominin taxon Australopithecus sediba. Dating of this deposit using ...
  • Val, A.; Dirks, P.H.G.M.; Backwell, L.R.; Berger, L.R.; D'Errico, F. (Public Library of Science, 2015-06-10)
    Here we present the results of a taphonomic study of the faunal assemblage associated with the hominin fossils (Australopithecus sediba) from the Malapa site. Results include estimation of body part representation, mortality ...
  • Gilbert, C.C.; Steininger, C.M.; Kibii, J.M.; Berger, L.R. (Public Library of Science, 2015-08-19)
    A new partial cranium (UW 88-886) of the Plio-Pleistocene baboon Papio angusticeps from Malapa is identified, described and discussed. UW 88-886 represents the only non-hominin primate yet recovered from Malapa and is ...
  • Berger, L.R.; Hawks, J; de Ruiter, D.J; Wei, P.; Zipfel, B.; Churchill, S.E.; Schmid, P.; Delezene, L.K.; Kivell, T.L.; Garvin, H.M.; Williams, S.A.; DeSilva, J.M.; Skinner, M.M.; Musiba, C.M.; Cameron, N.; Holliday, T.W.; Harcourt-Smith, W.; Ackermann, R.R.; Bastir, M.; Bogin, B.; Bolter, D.; Brophy, J.; Cofran, Z.D.; Congdon, K.A.; Deane, A.S.; Dembo, M.; Drapeau, M.; Elliott, M.C.; Feuerriegel, E.M.; Garcia-Martinez, D.; Green, D.J.; Gurtov, A.; Irish, J.D.; Kruger, A.; Laird, M.F.; Marchi, D.; Meyer, M.R.; Nalla, S.; Negash, E.W.; Orr, C.M.; Radovcic, D.; Schroeder, L.; Scott, J.E.; Throckmorton, Z.; Tocheri, M.W.; VanSickle, C.; Walker, C.S. (eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, 2015-09)
    Homo naledi is a previously-unknown species of extinct hominin discovered within the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. This species is characterized by body mass and stature ...
  • Dirks, P.H.G.M.; Berger, L.R.; Roberts, E.M.; Peixotto, B.; Tucker, S.; Kramers, J.D.; Hawks, J.; Randolph-Quinney, P.S.; Elliott, M.; Musiba, C.M.; Churchill, S.; de Ruiter, D.J.; Schmid, P.; Backwell, L.R.; Belyanin, G.A.; Boshoff, P.; Hunter, K.L.; Feuerriegel, E.M.; Gurtov, A.; Harrison, J.G.; Hunter, R.; Kruger, A.; Morris, H.; Makhubela, T.V. (eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, 2015-09)
    We describe the physical context of the Dinaledi Chamber within the Rising Star cave, South Africa, which contains the fossils of Homo naledi. Approximately 1550 specimens of hominin remains have been recovered from at ...

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