Morphology of the Pliocene partial hominid skeleton (A.L. 288-1) from the Hadar formation, Ethiopia

Authors

  • Donald C. Johanson,

    1. Institute of Human Origins, 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94704
    2. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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  • C. Owen Lovejoy,

    1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    2. Departments of Anthropology and Biology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
    3. Department of Human Anatomy, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootststown, Ohio 44272
    4. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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  • William H. Kimbel,

    1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    2. Departments of Anthropology and Biology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
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  • Tim D. White,

    1. Department of Anthropology, The University of California, Berkeley, California 94720
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  • Steven C. Ward,

    1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    2. Departments of Anthropology and Biology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
    3. Department of Human Anatomy, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootststown, Ohio 44272
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  • Michael E. Bush,

    1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    2. Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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  • Bruce M. Latimer,

    1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    2. Departments of Anthropology and Biology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242
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  • Yves Coppens

    1. Laboratoire d'Anthropologie, Musée de l'Homme, Paris 75016 France
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Abstract

The upper part of the Pliocene Hadar Formation, central Afar, Ethiopia, has yielded a 40% complete fossil hominid skeleton (A.L. 288-1, “Lucy”). This specimen is described in detail and selected measurements and illustrations are provided.

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