Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Berger, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Hawks, J
dc.contributor.author de Ruiter, D.J
dc.contributor.author Wei, P.
dc.contributor.author Zipfel, B.
dc.contributor.author Churchill, S.E.
dc.contributor.author Schmid, P.
dc.contributor.author Delezene, L.K.
dc.contributor.author Kivell, T.L.
dc.contributor.author Garvin, H.M.
dc.contributor.author Williams, S.A.
dc.contributor.author DeSilva, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Skinner, M.M.
dc.contributor.author Musiba, C.M.
dc.contributor.author Cameron, N.
dc.contributor.author Holliday, T.W.
dc.contributor.author Harcourt-Smith, W.
dc.contributor.author Ackermann, R.R.
dc.contributor.author Bastir, M.
dc.contributor.author Bogin, B.
dc.contributor.author Bolter, D.
dc.contributor.author Brophy, J.
dc.contributor.author Cofran, Z.D.
dc.contributor.author Congdon, K.A.
dc.contributor.author Deane, A.S.
dc.contributor.author Dembo, M.
dc.contributor.author Drapeau, M.
dc.contributor.author Elliott, M.C.
dc.contributor.author Feuerriegel, E.M.
dc.contributor.author Garcia-Martinez, D.
dc.contributor.author Green, D.J.
dc.contributor.author Gurtov, A.
dc.contributor.author Irish, J.D.
dc.contributor.author Kruger, A.
dc.contributor.author Laird, M.F.
dc.contributor.author Marchi, D.
dc.contributor.author Meyer, M.R.
dc.contributor.author Nalla, S.
dc.contributor.author Negash, E.W.
dc.contributor.author Orr, C.M.
dc.contributor.author Radovcic, D.
dc.contributor.author Schroeder, L.
dc.contributor.author Scott, J.E.
dc.contributor.author Throckmorton, Z.
dc.contributor.author Tocheri, M.W.
dc.contributor.author VanSickle, C.
dc.contributor.author Walker, C.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-19T14:31:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-19T14:31:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Berger, L.R. 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4, art.# e09560. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2050-084X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/20666
dc.description.abstract 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 similar to small-bodied human populations but a small endocranial volume similar to australopiths. Cranial morphology of H. naledi is unique, but most similar to early Homo species including Homo erectus, Homo habilis or Homo rudolfensis. While primitive, the dentition is generally small and simple in occlusal morphology. H. naledi has humanlike manipulatory adaptations of the hand and wrist. It also exhibits a humanlike foot and lower limb. These humanlike aspects are contrasted in the postcrania with a more primitive or australopith-like trunk, shoulder, pelvis and proximal femur. Representing at least 15 individuals with most skeletal elements repeated multiple times, this is the largest assemblage of a single species of hominins yet discovered in Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher eLife Sciences Publications Ltd en_ZA
dc.subject Homo naledi en_ZA
dc.subject Dinaledi Chamber en_ZA
dc.subject hominin en_ZA
dc.title Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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