The evolutionary context of the first hominins

Bernard Wood, Terry Harrison

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    Abstract

    The relationships among the living apes and modern humans have effectively been resolved, but it is much more difficult to locate fossil apes on the tree of life because shared skeletal morphology does not always mean shared recent evolutionary history. Sorting fossil taxa into those that belong on the branch of the tree of life that leads to modern humans from those that belong on other closely related branches is a considerable challenge.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)347-352
    Number of pages6
    JournalNature
    Volume470
    Issue number7334
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 17 2011

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