The Surprising Foot of Australopithecus Sediba

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The Surprising Foot of Australopithecus Sediba

The Surprising Foot of Australopithecus Sediba - Jeremy DeSilva, Boston University

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
4:00pm-5:15pm
317 Silsby Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Two partial skeletons of a new species of Australopithecus have been unearthed from a nearly two-million-year-old cave in South Africa. Though these fossils display many anatomies that align these late australopithecines with the genus Homo, the foot anatomy is surprisingly primitive. Sponsored by the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Fund for Anthropology.
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