New hominids from the Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya.

Title

New hominids from the Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya.

Creator

Brown B; Brown F H; Walker A

Publisher

Journal of human evolution

Date

2001
2001-07

Description

New hominid fossils from the Lake Turkana Basin range in age from ca. 3.35 to ca. 1.0 Ma. Those recovered from sediments stratigraphically just above the Tulu Bor Tuff in the Lomekwi Member of the Nachukui Formation are best attributed to Australopithecus afarensis. This species is rare in Kenya, probably because of the scarcity of sediments deposited during its time span. Younger specimens are referable either to the megadont A. boisei or early Homo. Collectively the new fossils promote further understanding of morphological variation in East African Plio-Pleistocene hominids.

Subject

*Fossils; Animals; Femur/physiology; Geologic Sediments; Hominidae/*physiology; Humans; Kenya; Mandible/physiology; Tibia/*physiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

29–44

Issue

1

Volume

41

Citation

Brown B; Brown F H; Walker A, “New hominids from the Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3125.

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