A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2013
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Title
A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo
Published in
Science, October 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1238484
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Authors

David Lordkipanidze, Marcia S. Ponce de León, Ann Margvelashvili, Yoel Rak, G. Philip Rightmire, Abesalom Vekua, Christoph P. E. Zollikofer, Lordkipanidze D, Ponce de León MS, Margvelashvili A, Rak Y, Rightmire GP, Vekua A, Zollikofer CP, D. Lordkipanidze, M. S. Ponce de Leon, A. Margvelashvili, Y. Rak, G. P. Rightmire, A. Vekua, C. P. E. Zollikofer

Abstract

The site of Dmanisi, Georgia, has yielded an impressive sample of hominid cranial and postcranial remains, documenting the presence of Homo outside Africa around 1.8 million years ago. Here we report on a new cranium from Dmanisi (D4500) that, together with its mandible (D2600), represents the world's first completely preserved adult hominid skull from the early Pleistocene. D4500/D2600 combines a small braincase (546 cubic centimeters) with a large prognathic face and exhibits close morphological affinities with the earliest known Homo fossils from Africa. The Dmanisi sample, which now comprises five crania, provides direct evidence for wide morphological variation within and among early Homo paleodemes. This implies the existence of a single evolving lineage of early Homo, with phylogeographic continuity across continents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 84 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 33%
Student > Bachelor 15 16%
Researcher 13 14%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 14 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 46%
Social Sciences 21 23%
Arts and Humanities 9 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 8 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 9 10%

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