A partial skull of Paranthropus robustus from Cooper's Cave, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Berger, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Kuhn, B.F.
dc.contributor.author Steininger, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-16T14:20:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-16T14:20:39Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03
dc.identifier.citation Steininger, C., Berger, L.R. and Kuhn,B.F. 2008. A partial skull of Paranthropus robustus from Cooper's Cave, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 104 (3/4), pp.143-146. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-7489 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21450
dc.description.abstract A partial hominin skull (COB 101) was identified in the fossil collections of the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, attributed to the Cooper's Cave site in South Africa. The find represents the most complete hominin specimen recovered from localities at this site to date. COB 101 comprises the supraorbital, zygomatic, infraorbital and nasoalveolar regions of the right side, and the right upper third premolar. The specimen has undergone post-depositional distortion that resulted in the flattening of the facial structures. Here we describe and compare COB 101 with other hominin material from Africa and find that this specimen shares numerous diagnostic features with Paranthropus robustus. The discovery of COB 101 augments the number of specimens attributed to this species from other South African sites and other Cooper's Cave localities. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) en_ZA
dc.subject cave en_ZA
dc.subject comparative study en_ZA
dc.subject hominid en_ZA
dc.subject skull en_ZA
dc.subject tooth en_ZA
dc.subject Paranthropus robustus en_ZA
dc.title A partial skull of Paranthropus robustus from Cooper's Cave, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 104 en_ZA
dc.journal.title South African Journal of Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian NCS2016. en_ZA
dc.citation.doi http://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC96778 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 146 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue March/April en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 143 en_ZA


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