Human Biology 66:761–775. 2010; Trauth, Larrasoaña, and Mudelsee 2009). New York: Basic. It should be noted, however, that none of these character traits are viewed as true H. heidelbergensis autapomorphies, but rather as gradistic3 changes between H. erectus and H. sapiens (Rightmire, 2008). species that lived during the middle Pleistocene age (para.3). An updated age for the Xujiayao hominin from the Nihewan Basin, North China: Implications for Middle Pleistocene human evolution in East Asia. This confirms it as the easternmost hominin specimen in Europe dated to the Middle Pleistocene. Thus, in Groves and Lahr's (1994) view, there is no evidence of regional continuity. Although I mention modern human origins when applicable, I do not review the arguments for regional continuity between H. erectus and modern H. sapiens (with archaic H. sapiens being the transitional group) or the replacement of the former by the latter in eastern Asia. Evolutionary Anthropology 17:38–48. 2006. The status of Homo heidelbergensis (Schoetensack 1908). Interestingly, North Korean paleoanthropologists have assigned these fossils to H. sapiens neandertalensis (e.g., Archaeology Research Laboratory, 1978; Kim et al., 1985; Jun et al., 1986). New data from the Denisovan genome from Siberia (Meyer et al. A number of measurements and indices derived from the Dali cranium also fall within the range of archaic H. sapiens and are intermediate between H. erectus and modern H. sapiens. -a robust body-large browridges-a prominent chin-curved finger bones-a low and long skill The less elongated features might also be hominin footprints, where impressions from just heels or the front of feet have been preserved, or overprinting has obscured original features. An assortment of hominin fossils were recovered (see Norton, 2000: his Table 3) representing at least five individuals from at least four separate stratigraphic levels. The Jinniushan hominin pedal skeleton from the late Middle Pleistocene of China, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Assorted cranial and postcranial fragments representing single individual, Cranium no. Not all of the genetic data supports the conclusion that a population bottleneck produced modern humans, and some of the data strongly contradict that hypothesis. A complete human pelvis from the Middle Pleistocene of Spain. Even though some Neandertals have maxillary shovel‐shaped incisors, Wu (1988b; Wu and Poirier, 1995) argues that all Chinese hominin fossils display this character. Klein, Richard G. 2009. Partial genetic turnover in Neandertals: continuity in the East and population replacement in the West. “Rarely indeed, however, have paleontologists ever found it necessary to distinguish between ‘archaic’ and ‘anatomically modern’ types of the same species, and there seems scant justification for squeezing these distinct hominid morphs into a single species. Smith, Tanya M., Paul Tafforeau, Donald J. Reid, Rainer Grün, Stephen Eggins, Mohamed Boutakiout, and Jean-Jacques Hublin. A shortened time span would also create a stronger association between expansion in brain size and adoption of Middle Paleolithic technologies between 300 and 200 ka. Given that both climatic and genomic data suggest a bottleneck in East Africa and Arabia after 60 ka, it is highly likely that a substantial amount of genetic drift occurred in the population of modern humans as they left Africa or for a period of time immediately afterward. However, for much the same reasons as the European and African fossils are now being allocated to H. heidelbergensis (based specifically on gradistic changes), nomenclature like H. daliensis and H. mabaensis could be argued to represent the northeast and SE Asian late Middle Pleistocene hominin fossils. Journal of Human Evolution 59:445–464. In this article, I refer to the former area as Northeast Asia and the latter region as SE Asia. Morphological adaptation to climate in modern and fossil hominids. The occipital fragment (upper left squamous region) is morphologically indistinguishable from archaic and modern H. sapiens (Demeter et al., 2005). L. Barham and K. Robson-Brown, eds. Wu (1981) and others (e.g., Pope, 1992) observed that the Dali skull has a number of traits that can be found in western archaic H. sapiens (e.g., Steinheim, Arago, and Jebel Irhoud), eastern H. erectus, and modern H. sapiens. However, Jinniushan has also been determined to be a female, based on the morphology of the pubis which displays a subpubic concavity and the “medial aspect of the ischiopubic ramus [which] is ridged rather than flat” (Rosenberg et al., 2006, p 3552). Cartmill and Smith (2009, p. 330) justifiably observe that “[i]n any anatomical comparison in which different features are being tallied and contrasted, there is a tendency to think of all the items in the tally as separate entities produced independently by evolutionary forces.” Pope (1992, p. 245) notes that “[i]t is of the utmost importance to establish that traits are independent of each other in order to prevent the generation of long lists of separate traits which are really manifestations of the same selection pressures or developmental complexes.” Interestingly, Lieberman and colleagues, in a series of studies (e.g., Lieberman, 1995, 1998, 2008; Lieberman et al., 2000, 2002), have shown that the overall morphology of the human skull will depend on functional requirements involved minimally with speech, respiration, locomotion, mastication, and cognition. For example, the cranial walls and brow ridges are less robust than H. erectus or Dali. A female Homo erectus pelvis from Gona, Ethiopia. Evaluating claims for an early peopling of the Americas: the broader context. Given the recent argument that Neandertals have been identified as far east as Okladnikov Cave in southern Siberia (Krause etal., 2007), assigning the Salkhit hominin to Neandertals cannot be entirely discounted. 2010), and another bottleneck after 48 ka (Dalén et al. Cladistics was originally developed by Hennig (1966) in the 1940s for entomological research. Here, we test the … 4). 2010). Journal of Human Evolution 59:542–554. (2012) by indicating possible population expansions within Africa and possible expansions into Arabia during the windows of opportunity described by Rohling et al. Blome, Margaret Whiting, Andrew S. Cohen, Christian A. Tryon, Alison S. Brooks, and Joellen Russell. A severe population bottleneck (or selection, which may be less likely) could produce such a pattern. Comparison of the time lines of paleoclimate, the fossil record, and genetic divergences and bottlenecks provide a rough check of whether key events occur in periods favorable for large population numbers or in periods unfavorable for large populations (fig. In African genesis: perspectives on hominin evolution. Pp. The only reported uranium‐series date for Dali is 209 ± 23 ka (Chen et al., 1984) and a more recent paleomagnetic dating study brackets the hominin fossil between 300 and 260 ka (Yin et al., 2002). The thickness of the center of the occipital torus (7 mm) falls below the range of ZKD H. erectus, except ZKD no. Position of minimum distance between the superior temporal lines, 7. Stratigraphic placement and age of modern humans from Kibish, Ethiopia. 2007. The major uplift of the Himalayas occurred sometime during the Neogene (Fort, 1996; Dennell, 2009), which served as a formidable barrier throughout the Quaternary. 2010. These patterns help to illuminate a particularly irksome issue in research on the origin of modern humans: the question of why modern humans only expanded out of Africa at 50–60 ka if “anatomically modern” morphology arose between 200 and 150 ka (e.g., Klein 2009). Besides Chaoxian and Maba, a number of archaic H. sapiens localities from southern China are described in Wu and Poirier (1995), including Changyang and Tongzi. 2012. Betti, Lia, Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, and Stephen J. Lycett. In growing populations, new mutations are more likely to be preserved, while in shrinking populations they are more likely to be lost because of drift (Harpending et al. In many cases, the relationships are highly suggestive, but problems remain. It is possible that large population sizes in Africa during much of the Middle Pleistocene drove both cultural innovations and anatomical evolution via positive selection on beneficial new mutations. 1. Subsequently, some groups evolved advanced skeletal morphology, and by ca. beginning of the Pleistocene, just under 2 million years ago, this all changed, and archeological and paleontolog- ical evidence of early hominins appears in many parts of Eurasia. 2011), although an extremely rare Y-chromosome haplotype from an African American man was recently reported that coalesces with other Y chromosomes at 338 ka (Mendez et al. Roebroeks, Wil, Nicholas J. Conard, and Thijs Van Kolfschoten. 2003). 2007. 2013) indicated. In turn, similarities between the crania from Arago, Petralona, and Broken Hill suggest to some (e.g., Rightmire, 2008) that all of these fossils belong to the H. heidelbergensis hypodigm. In the Aroeira 3 cranium the parietal bone is ∼9mmthicknearthebregmaandis 10.2 mm thick at the thickest point along the break (in the area of the parietal boss). Often included in the H. heidelbergensis hypodigm are fossils from Africa (e.g., Bodo, Broken Hill, Ndutu, and Elandsfontein) and Europe (e.g., Mauer, Arago, Petralona, Boxgrove, Sima de los Huesos [Atapuerca]) and possibly Southwest Asia (e.g., Zuttiyeh) (Conroy, 2005; Rightmire, 2008; Cartmill and Smith, 2009; Klein, 2009). Middle to Late Pleistocene hominin occupation in the Three Gorges region, South China. In this study, the metric and morphological features of ten Middle Pleistocene hominin teeth from Hexian, China, were described and compared with several hominin teeth recovered from Africa, Asia, and Europe. New Middle Pleistocene hominin cranium from Gruta da Aroeira (Portugal) 15 marzo, 2017 3:25 pm / Deja un comentario. (2013) demonstrate that favorable conditions combining low sea levels with elevated levels of precipitation to support terrestrial biomass (including humans) would have facilitated movements across the Bab-el-Mendab strait between East Africa and Arabia only in narrow windows of time, the latest of which dates to 70–65 ka. 107 HUMAN ROOTS: AFRICA AND ASIA INTHK M'DDt.K PI .RISTOCENIi NORTHWESTERN AFRICAN MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE HOMINIDS However, some metrical features, such as the length of the parietal arc, the height of the temporal squama or the relative height of the braincase, are at the upper limit of the Homo erectus sensu lato and are reminiscent of later Middle Pleistocene … It is interesting to note that the Chinese archaic H. sapiens are characterized by the presence of a flat nasal saddle, which differs markedly from the Neandertals who are well known for having a protruding nose (Wu and Poirier, 1995). Science 334:89–94. Based on biostratigraphy, the associated archaeology, and the morphology of the hominin fossils, I suggest a Late Pleistocene age is a more reasonable one for the Ryonggok hominins (see also Chung, 1996; Norton, 2000). fossils in Peninsular Malaysia: Biogeographic and paleoenvironmental implications. Xujiayao is best known for the presence of an array of hominin fossils, including twelve parietals, two occipitals, and one temporal fragment that have been assigned to the archaic H. sapiens group. He also thanks Jennie Jin, Stephen Lycett, Geoff Pope, Bob Sussman, Noreen von Cramon‐Taubadel and the anonymous reviewers for many thoughtful comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript. More recent chronometric dating analyses of many of the archaic H. sapiens localities in China indicate that the picture is much more complicated. Pp. 6 and 10) are thinner than H. erectus, but thicker than modern humans. A number of Neandertal traits were identified, including the absence of the sphenoparietal sinus and superciliary arches that are thick at the frontal squama area and that taper off to the sides (Coppens et al., 2008). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer. Intriguingly, their data showed no evidence of a bottleneck between 200 and 100 ka. As a case in point, Blome et al. 2010). (1979). I present as much dental metric data as available from the Korean literature for all reported Pleistocene hominin fossils, including generally accepted modern H. sapiens (Table 2). Although there have been suggestions that Maba could represent an eastern Asian Neandertal (e.g., Wu and Wu, 1985), there is general agreement that Maba is more similar to other archaic H. sapiens from China. Select all of the features that you would include to make the sculpture as accurate as possible. The completion of a draft of the Neanderthal nuclear genome (Green et al. It will likely continue to be argued by some that archaic H. sapiens is a “wastebasket” category (e.g., Tattersall, 1986; Tattersall and Schwartz, 2008). The Payre 15 mandible shows a combination of primitive and Neandertal-like features, with a receding symphyseal profile without any element of the mentum osseum, a posterior location of the mental foramen and lateral prominence. Climate of the Past 6:295–303. (2011); dust-flux data after Donges et al. Contour of the lower border of the zygomatic process of the maxilla, 5. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30:17–29. However, even small amounts of gene flow from dispersing H. heidelbergensis groups into eastern Asia during the Middle Pleistocene is probably the most parsimonious explanation as to why similar morphological features occasionally appear among penecontemporaneous western and eastern Old World hominins. Late Pleistocene demography and the appearance of modern human behavior. 2005. Hublin, J.-J., and A. M. Tillier. In 1978, in view of the accumulating evidence, I started a morphological analysis of the Middle and late Pleistocene hominin mate-rial from Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 27:2253–2270. Marshall, Michael H., Henry F. Lamb, Dei Huws, Sarah J. Davies, Richard Bates, Jan Bloemendal, John Boyle, Melanie J. Leng, Mohammed Umer, and Charlotte Bryant. I evaluate the arguments that 1) the late Middle Pleistocene hominin fossils from eastern Asia should be included within the H. heidelbergensis hypodigm, 2) whether a different taxonomic name might be more apropos, or 3) whether the archaic H. sapiens classification should continue to be used. These artifacts include Mousterian products, which arguably provide first evidence for Neanderthals … Brooks, Alison S., and Peter Robertshaw. Jinniushan, 10. 1982. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276:809–814. 2011), although the pattern of wet and dry periods for Africa as a whole forms a complex mosaic that frequently departs from the pattern observed in Lakes Malawi and Tangyanika (Blome et al. Betti, Lia, François Balloux, Tsunehiko Hanihara, and Andrea Manica. Indirect evidence from autosomal genes also supports the hypothesis that the African ancestors of modern humans experienced a major population bottleneck during this period. 2012; Ruff, Trinkaus, and Holliday 1997). Jun et al. H. heidelbergensis also has a more rounded and less‐angled occipital and a greater degree of cranial base flexion than H. erectus (but less than modern H. sapiens). Yokpo Daehyundong, Ryonggok, Mandalli, 19. The first radiometric age by isochron 26Al/10Be burial dating for the Early Pleistocene Yuanmou hominin site, southern China. 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Changes in population size have predictable consequences for the expected rate of neutral genetic change. Simpson, Scott W., Jay Quade, Naomi E. Levin, Robert Butler, Guillaume Dupont-Niven, Melanie Everett, and Sileshi Semaw. However, it seems that the older European Gran Dolina hominin fossils also display evidence of a canine fossa (Bermudez de Castro et al., 1997; Bischoff et al., 2007). Taphonomic analysis of the associated faunal assemblage suggested abundant evidence of efficient hunting and butchering of horse carcasses (Norton and Gao, 2008a). 2). In this paper, I argue that climate and population genetics are linked. (1986) assigned Ryonggok to archaic H. sapiens, primarily based on the initial chronometric dating analysis. All extant mtDNA sequences coalesce to a common ancestor at 140–210 ka (Behar et al. Location of the maximum cranial breadth, 9. These more recent redating analyses do not clarify the question of whether H. heidelbergensis dispersed into eastern Eurasia. In some cases, chronometric ages overlap, though these often vary depending on which dating technique is used. McDougall, Ian, Francis H. Brown, and John G. Fleagle. Dali is an open‐air locality situated on the third terrace of the Lohe River located in Shaanxi Province, which is in the Chinese Loess Plateau (Wu and Poirier, 1995). Habgood, P. J. 2009. Note the rounded vault, reduced supraorbital tori, and flattened occipital tori. On the Pleistocene Population History in the Japanese Archipelago. The occasional presence of a similar trait aside, however, a number of paleoanthropologists have argued that the Chinese archaic H. sapiens differs noticeably from penecontemporaneous hominins from Europe and Africa. erectus and archaic H. sapiens fossils have been reported from at least three cave localities in North Korea: Yokpo Daehyundong, Dokchon Soongnisan, and Ryonggok (Park, 1992; Norton, 2000). White, Tim D., Berhane Asfaw, David DeGusta, Henry Gilbert, Gary D. Richards, Gen Suwa, and F. Clark Howell. Using data from complete genomes of several modern men comprising two Yoruba, three Europeans, one Chinese, and one Korean, Li and Durbin (2011) applied population genetics models to infer changes in human effective population size over the last million years. Tephrostratigraphy of the Bedded Tuff Member (Kapthurin Formation, Kenya) and the nature of archaeological change in the later Middle Pleistocene. Paleoanthropologists agree that these fossils are not the same as … A, Geographical regions in Africa adapted from Blome et al. Dalén, Love, Ludovic Orlando, Beth Shapiro, Mikael Brandström Durling, Rolf Quam, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, J. Carlos Díez Fernández-Lomana, Eske Willerslev, Juan Luis Arsuaga, and Anders Götherström. The site was discovered during field surveys conducted by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1974 and subsequently excavated in 1976, 1977, and 1979 (Jia et al., 1979; Norton and Gao, 2008a). Learn more. For example, Roseman (2004) found a strong correlation between cold climate and a cranial vault shape that was brachycephalic, as well as certain aspects of the nasal morphology. 2013. At the genetic level, two of the fundamental means by which evolution can occur are natural selection (referred to subsequently simply as “selection”) and genetic drift. Li, Heng, Nick Patterson, and David Reich. Human Biology 84:139–152. In 2006, a partial hominin calvarium was excavated from a pit 6‐m deep during gold mining at the Salkhit site in northeastern Mongolia (Coppens et al., 2008). Although this hypothesis has been marginalized historically, recent reviews have emphasized its potential importance (e.g., Hublin 2009). Demography and the extinction of European Neanderthals. 2007. 2007). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Current observations of the early Late Paleolithic in Korea. In general, Roseman, Weaver, and colleagues found that population history accounts for roughly 50% of cranial morphology in modern humans, though it should be noted a great deal of variation exists. Cambridge, MA: Belknap. Fortunately, with the increasing number of large‐scale multidisciplinary paleoanthropological field and laboratory research projects in eastern Asia, the record is quickly becoming better understood. Large cutting tools in the Danjiangkou Reservoir Region, central China. Recently, a number of authors have stressed that climatic deterioration in Europe and the Near East could have led to the local extinction of populations (Dennell, Martinón-Torres, and Bermúdez de Castro 2011; Hublin and Roebroeks 2009; Shea 2011; Stewart and Stringer 2012; Stringer 2006). Its mandibular body is tall and thick anteriorly. (2012, with permission from Elsevier). heidelbergensis then disperses into Europe, Middle East, East Asia •First hominin to extensively populate Europe •last common ancestor of AMHS and … 129–169. Nevertheless, it might be argued that giving latinized specific names to different fossils subconsciously implies reproductive isolation. 99–121. (2012) suggest that the last interval in East Africa was interrupted by a wet period around 55–50 ka. No true autapomorphic characters specific to H. heidelbergensis that crosscut time and space have been identified (Rightmire, 1998, 2008; Etler, 2004; Cartmill and Smith, 2009). Shea, John J. Neanderthal mtDNA sequences provide support for a late bottleneck in their population. The mandibular fossa is as deep as H. erectus, but the glenoid process is more similar to Dali. Martinón-Torres, María, José María Bermúdez de Castro, Aida Gómez-Robles, Leyre Prado-Simón, and Juan Luis Arsuaga. 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