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Reframed Origins takes us back to the fossils that improved our understanding of human evolution over the past 6 million years. Each episode focuses upon a fossil, how it was discovered, how human evolution was understood at the time and how it helped palaeoanthropologists to see our evolution in a different light. The series will also take on larger themes, such as dating techniques and species concepts. Famous and less well-known fossils will feature in this series. With the help of Nick, I will bring you the evidence that proves the fact of Evolution.

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Reframed Origins - Season 1 @Cennathis

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Reframed Origins takes us back to the fossils that improved our understanding of human evolution over the past 6 million years. Each episode focuses upon a fossil, how it was discovered, how human evolution was understood at the time and how it helped palaeoanthropologists to see our evolution in a different light. The series will also take on larger themes, such as dating techniques and species concepts. Famous and less well-known fossils will feature in this series. With the help of Nick, I will bring you the evidence that proves the fact of Evolution.

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    The Cave Man of Altamura

    The Cave Man of Altamura

    Lamalunga 1

    Locality: Lamalunga Cave, Altamura, southern Italy
    Description: Currently in situ complete skeleton (to date, only the shoulder blade has been removed)
    Age: 170,000 - 130,000 years ago
    Species: Homo neanderthalensis

    • 28 min
    Sexing Mrs. Ples of Sterkfontein

    Sexing Mrs. Ples of Sterkfontein

    StS 5 (Sterkfontein Site 5)
    Locality: Sterkfontein, Blauwbank Valley, Gauteng, South Africa
    Found: 18th of April 1947
    By: Robert Broom (Scottish Palaontologist) and John Robinson (Palaeoanthropologist)
    Description: Cranium with well worn teeth
    Age: c. 2,000,000 years of age
    Sex: Female?

    References:

    1947 - Broom & Robinson - Further Remains of the Sterkfontein Ape-Man, Plesianthropus

    1954 - Robinson - The genera and species of the australopithecinae

    2013 - Villmoare et al - Continuous dental eruption identifies Sts 5 as the developmentally oldest fossil hominin and informs the taxonomy of Australopithecus africanus

    2011 - Wood - Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

    • 13 min
    Million Year Old Ngrejeng Child

    Million Year Old Ngrejeng Child

    NG 8503
    Date Found: March 1985
    Found By: Ngrejeng Villager
    Locality: Near Ngrejeng Village, Indonesia
    Announced: 1994
    Fossil: Partial mandible (Right side), with M1 and M2. The latter had not yet erupted at time of death.
    Age: 1.02 - 1.51 million years of age

    Papers to check out:

    1994 - Aziz et al - Preliminary report on recent
    discoveries of fossil hominids from the Sangiran area, Java.

    2005 - Kaifu et al - Hominid mandibular remains from Sangiran (1952-1986) Collection

    2006 - Kaifu - Advanced dental reduction in Javanese Homo erectus

    2011 - Wood - Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

    • 16 min
    The Robust Female of Drimolen

    The Robust Female of Drimolen

    UW DNH 7 (University of Witwatersrand Drimolen 7)
    Found By A. Keyser and R. Smith
    Date Found: 21st of October 1994
    Age: 1.5 - 2 million years of age
    Species: Paranthropus robustus
    Sex: Female


    Key Scientific Paper:
    2000 - Keyser - The Drimolen skull: the most complete australopithecine cranium and mandible to date

    Want to read further?
    2007 - Lockwood et al - Extended male growth in a fossil hominin species

    2011 - Wood - Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

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    • 14 min
    The Young Hominin of Allia Bay

    The Young Hominin of Allia Bay

    KNM ER 992 (Kenya National Museum - East Rudolf 992)
    Comprised of: Mandible
    Age: 1.52 million years of age
    Stage of Growth: Juvenile

    References

    1975 - Mazak & Groves - An approach to the taxonomy of the Hominidae - Gracile Villafranchian Hominids of Africa

    1973 - Leakey & Wood - New evidence of the genus Homo from East Rudolf, Kenya

    2003 - White et al - Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia

    2011 - Wood - Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

    2013 - Spoor - Palaeoanthropology: Small-brained, big mouthed

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    • 18 min
    The First Human of Olduvai

    The First Human of Olduvai

    OH 7 (Olduvai Hominin 7)
    Date found: Autumn 1960
    Found by: Jonathan Leakey and Fideles Masao
    Age: 1.54 Ma
    Comprising: Skull fragments, Mandible and Hand Bones
    Assigned to: Homo habilis


    References

    1960 - Leakey - Recent discoveries at Oludvai Gorge

    1961 - Leakey - New finds at Olduvai Gorge

    1964 - Leakey et al - A new species of the genus homo from Olduvai Gorge

    1979 - Functional and morphological affinities of the subadult hand (OH 7) from Olduvai Gorge

    2011 - Wood - Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

    2015 - Spoor et al - Reconstructed Homo habilis type OH 7 suggests deep-rooted species diversity in early Homo

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    • 13 min

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