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  Australopithecus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gracile australopithecines (members of the genus Australopithecus) (Latin australis "of the south", Greek pithekos "ape") are a group of extinct hominids that are closely related to humans.
Australopithecus afarensis and Australopithecus africanus are among the most famous of the extinct hominids.
The brains of most species of Australopithecus were roughly 35% of the size of that of a modern human brain.
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 Australopithecus anamensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australopithecus anamensis is a fossil species of Australopithecus.
The first fossilized specimen of the species, though not recognized as such at the time, was a single arm bone found in Pliocene strata in the Kanapoi region of East Lake Turkana by a Harvard University research team in 1965.
anamensis shares many traits similar to Australopithecus afarensis and may as well be its direct predecessor.
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 Africast Global Africa Network- News
Australopithecus anamensis is intermediate between the two not only chronologically but also in terms of its anatomy.
The anamensis species is not new, but, say the researchers, "this is the first time that these three species have been shown to be time-successive in a single place".
Australopithecus afarensis was first recognised in the 1970s on the basis of the now famous "Lucy" skeleton from Hadar, Ethiopia, and footprints preserved in volcanic ash at Laetoli, Tanzania.
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 Australopithecus anamensis - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Australopithecus anamensis is a species of australopithecine discovered in 1994 by Maeve Leakey in North Kenya.
anamensis implies that it was bipedal in posture and locomotion.
It is felt that Australopithecus anamensis could possibly be an ancestor to "Lucy" (A.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Australopithecus_anamensis   (184 words)

 Australopithecus anamensis
Though not recognized as such for 30 years, the first Australopithecus anamensis discovery occurred in the Kanapoi region of East Lake Turkana in 1965 by a Harvard University expedition.
anamensis specimens were found until the early 1990's, at which time, Meave Leakey and other affiliates of the National Museums of Kenya organized a research team for the Kanapoi region [Coffing, et al, 1994].
anamensis and Ardipithicus ramidus would be difficult, due to the small skeletal collections that have been obtained for both fossil hominids, a general similarity seems to be clear.
www.archaeologyinfo.com /australopithecusanamensis.htm   (1137 words)

 Australopithecus anamensis - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first discovery (a single arm bone) was made by a research team in 1965.
anamensis is thought to have lived from 4.4 and 3.9 million years ago, coincidently when A.
Between them and the more modern Australopithicus finds, there is a remarkable chain of evidence of human evolution in a single place, almost as if one were looking at a scattering of generations in a single family line.
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 Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind
Australopithecus anamensis possesses a mix of advanced and primitive traits.
anamensis were covered with a layer of enamel much thicker than that of Ar.
Both traits are characteristic of all Australopithecus species.
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 Australopithecus garhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Australopithecus anamensis, 3.9 to 4.1 ma, from Kanapoi and Allia Bay, Lake Turkana district, northwestern Kenya.
Australopithecus africanus, the earliest described species, from South Africa; it has long known from the sites of Taung, Sterkfontein and Makapansgat, and recently specimens have begun to be excavated at other sites in the Sterkfontein Valley (Drimolen and Gladysvale).
The type specimen of Australopithecus garhi is a partial cranium; from nearby sites, and perhaps belonging to the same species or perhaps not, come several postcranial bones including a partial skeletons, a fragment of a second cranium, and two mandibles (one fairly complete).
home.austarnet.com.au /stear/cg_australopithecus_garhi.htm   (2032 words)

 Australopithecus - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Australopithecus, an extinct genus of the hominid family found in Africa between about 4 and 1 million years ago.
anamensis, a hominid dating to c.4.1 million years ago, discovered in 1994.
The first remains of an Australopithecus recovered outside of E or S Africa, this surprisng find suggests hominid evolution took place over a much larger portion of Africa than many experts had originally believed.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-australo.html   (839 words)

 DARWINISM-WATCH.com - Responding Evolutionist Propaganda in the Media
Australopithecus anamensis, the fossil remains of which were obtained by White and his team, is older.
The thesis that Australopithecus is the forerunner of the genus Homo is likewise invalid.
A new theory states that the genus Australopithecus is not the root of the human race… The results arrived at by the only woman authorized to examine St W573 are different from the normal theories regarding mankind's ancestors: this destroys the hominid family tree.
www.darwinism-watch.com /radikal_13_04_06.php   (1403 words)

 Hominid fossils from Ethiopia link ape-men to more distant human ancestors
anamensis, and date from about 4.1 million years ago, said Tim White, a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology and one of the team's leaders.
Since the first Australopithecus skull, the famous Taung child, was discovered in South Africa 82 years ago by Raymond Dart, fossils of this hominid have been found all over eastern Africa spanning a 3-million-year time period.
"Australopithecus became a superior omnivore, able to eat tubers and roots with more fiber and grit, adapting it better to times of scarcity during periods of extended drought," he said.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-04/uoc--hff041106.php   (960 words)

 The Story of Lucy
"Australopithecus afarensis is a recently discovered Hominid species which lived in north east Africa, in the Hadar region of Ethiopia.
At that time, remains of another species, tentatively called Australopithecus anamensis, was discovered in the Lake Turkana region of east Africa and appears contemporary with afarensis, dating to approximately 4.2 million years ago.
anamensis is also an erect, bi-pedal species, and its discovery pushes direct evidence of our distinctive Hominid form of locomotion back to over 4 million years ago.
www.aeroman.de /html/the_story_of_lucy.html   (510 words)

 april2002/page11.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Australopithecus anamensis was discovered in 1956 by a Harvard expedition but the team couldn’t identify the fossil until the end of 70s
The specimens were named A. anamensis because "Anam" means "lake" in Tukan language and the fossils were found East of Lake Tukana and it was understood that the fossil was four million years old.
Actually making specific comparisons between Australopithecus anamensis and Ardipithecus ramidus is a very difficult task because they both have the same primitive ape-like dental apparatus and an advanced postcrania, which is typical in hominids10.
www.robcol.k12.tr /publications/krobertea/Fall2002/page11.htm   (808 words)

 australopithecus anamensis links and more information on australopithecus anamensis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Australopithecus robustus - Australopithecus robustus is also known as Paranthropus robustus and is...
It was named Australopithecus anamensis from " anam " meaning "lake" in the local...
Australopithecus anamensis was discovered in 1995 by Meave Leakey, in Allia Bay, and was also subsequently found in Kanapoi, Eastern Turkana and Kenya.
www.tocuracao.com /australopithecus+anamensis.html   (261 words)

 Turkana prehistory - Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
Forgetting that rather simplistic image for a moment, the upshot of all this is that relatively intelligent, upright, tool-using ancestors of modern man lived in eastern Africa as early as 2.5 million or 3.6 million years ago, or almost twice the time span of previous estimates.
Australopithecus anamensis (anam is the Turkana word for lake) is thus the earliest bipedal hominid yet found, and the discovery has only started to fuel more controversy about whether australopithecus could indeed have been our direct ancestor.
The first remains of Australopithecus anamensis, incidentally, were discovered at Kanapoi in 1965, but were not properly classified as such until the 1990s discoveries.
www.bluegecko.org /kenya/tribes/turkana/prehistory.htm   (1616 words)

All members of the genus Australopithecus are found in Africa.
Australopithecus afarensis existed from 3.7 to 3.0 million years ago.
It was discovered in 1974 by Don Johansen, and is named after the Afar tribe of Ethiopia, who live in the region where Lucy was discovered.
www.jevan.com /whitney/e-tamarind/australopithecus.html   (452 words)

Australopithecus was a bipedal ape with a small brain (450 cubic centimeters) (Washburn, 1978), and had massive, thickly enamelled molar teeth adapted to a diet of tough plant material.
The dentition of A. anamensis is ape-like, with large canines, yet it was definitely a bipedal hominid, as seen from its tibia.
Australopithecus ' articular ball of the hip joint exerts about half the pressure on the joint that a human's does, as it is closer to its centre of gravity
www.ecotao.com /holism/hu_austral.htm   (7660 words)

 John Hawks Anthropology Weblog : A ladder, not a bush?
The newfound bones and teeth are the earliest remains of the most primitive Australopithecus, known as anamensis.
This points to two salient facts about the Australopithecus lineage: they were able to disperse effectively across relatively long distances, and occupy at least those habitats where wooded cover and resources were available.
anamensis means that the new fossils haven't really added much to the question of phylogenetic diversity in early hominids.
johnhawks.net /weblog/fossils/anamensis/asa_issie_white_2006.html   (1081 words)

 LiveScience.com - Fossil Find Improves Knowledge of Human Origins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Newfound fossils from Ethiopia are giving scientists a clearer glimpse into the murky origins of a hominid species that was an important link in the evolution of ape to man.
The new bones—which include a femur, several teeth and the largest jaw fragment ever recovered from any hominid—were discovered last December in the Middle Awash valley of Ethiopia, a region well-known for its rich deposit of hominid fossils.
Anamensis bones found at Asa Issie included a femur, several teeth and the largest jaw fragment ever recovered from any hominid.
www.livescience.com /humanbiology/060412_anamensis_evo.html   (705 words)

 - Human Evolution -
The importance of this hominid is that scientists believe it to be forest dwelling, which counter-argues the theory that hominids became bipedal because they moved to a savanna environment.
Australopithecus This genus of hominid, scientists believe, is the link between Ardipithecus ramidus and the Homo genus.
Australopithecus africanus "Taung Baby" was found by Raymond Dart in 1924.
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 Australopithecus anamensis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The creature, dubbed Australopithecus anamensis, was the earliest known humancapable of walking upright.
Australopithecus anamensis lived some 4.2 million year ago, and it takes us closer than ever to the elusive point where our evolutionarythe oldest fossils from the prehuman line went back only 3.6
Australopithecus anamensis ist eine Art der Gattung Australopithecus, die 1994 nach Funden von Meave Leakey in Nordkenia in der Nähe des Turkanasees definiert wurde (anam = See).
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 Geotimes - June 2006 - Found: One of many missing human links
Nearly 1 million years separate the well-known species Australopithecus afarensis, including the famed Lucy (see Geotimes, May 2001) from the older Ardipithecus ramidus, and the morphological features of the specimens, while similar, did not necessarily support a direct lineage, as White and colleagues reported in the April 13 Nature.
anamensis specimens are about 4.1 million years old and in the same geographical location in successive geologic layers as the other species, thus effectively bridging the gap between Homo ancestor groups, White says.
anamensis,” he says: One supports a conventional straight-line evolution from parent to daughter species, and the other is that it was punctuated equilibrium, where there was a quick split from parent to daughter.
www.agiweb.org /geotimes/june06/NN_humanlink.html   (653 words)

 DARWINISM-WATCH.com - Responding Evolutionist Propaganda in the Media
This article dealt with certain ape species included in the genus Australopithecus and which are allegedly the ancestors of man, particularly Australopithecus anamensis.
In fact, A. anamensis was a species of ape capable of walking upright to a certain extent, in the same way that present-day chimpanzees can traverse short distances on two legs.
In short, A. anamensis can clearly be seen from the few bones that have come down to us to have been an ape, and maybe one capable of walking on two legs to some extent.
www.darwinism-watch.com /scientific_american_propg.php   (2003 words)

 Australopithecus anamensis
The material was given the name Australopithecus anamensis, because of several important differences with A.
Specimens from other sites such as Sibilot Hill also may be anamensis, but there is much debate on the validity of the anamensis species, since the samples are very close in morphology to afarensis.
One factor that seems to separate anamensis and afarensis is the mean body weight of the male specimens.
www.modernhumanorigins.net /anamensis.html   (1186 words)

 Australopithecus anamensis at politburo diktat 2.0
The origin of Australopithecus, the genus widely interpreted as ancestral to Homo, is a central problem in human evolutionary studies.
Australopithecus species differ markedly from extant African apes and candidate ancestral hominids such as Ardipithecus, Orrorin and Sahelanthropus.
anamensis, these remains extend the known range of this taxon by about 1,000 km to the northeast and extend the anatomical representation of early Australopithecus.
www.acepilots.com /mt/2006/04/12/australopithecus-anamensis   (584 words)

 Australopithecus anamensis
This hominine species was discovered in 1994 by Maeve Leakey in Kanapoi and Allia Bay, situated in North Kenya.
The fossils (9 from Kanapoi and 12 from Allia Bay) include upper and lower jaws, cranial fragments, and the upper and lower parts of a leg bone (tibia).
Although distinct from Australopithecus afarensis, its discoveres claim that Australopithecus anamensis resembles the Laetoli fossils more than those found in Hadar.
www.geocities.com /palaeoanthropology/Aanamensis.html   (239 words)

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