New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Donald Johanson, Fidelis T. Masao, Gerald G. Eck, Tim D. White, Robert C. Walter, William Kimbel, Berhane Asfaw, Paul Manega, Prosper Ndessokia, Gen Suwa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

216 Scopus citations

Abstract

A new partial skeleton of an adult hominid from lower Bed I (about 1.8 Myr ago), Olduvai Gorge, is described. This specimen's craniodental anatomy indicates attribution to Homo habilis, but its postcranial anatomy, including small body size and relatively long arms, is strikingly similar to that of some early Australopithecus individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume327
Issue number6119
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Johanson, D., Masao, F. T., Eck, G. G., White, T. D., Walter, R. C., Kimbel, W., Asfaw, B., Manega, P., Ndessokia, P., & Suwa, G. (1987). New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Nature, 327(6119), 205-209. https://doi.org/10.1038/327205a0