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Probability Models of Bone Surface Modification and Application to Fossil Evidence from Ledi-Geraru (2.82 Ma) and Dikika (3.39 Ma), Afar Ethiopia

Abstract Two of the defining behaviors associated with the hominin lineage are an increased reliance on tool use and the routine incorporation of animal tissue in the diet. These adaptations have been linked to numerous downstream consequences including key physiological adaptations as well as social and cognitive effects associated with modern humans. Thus, a critical issue in human evolution is how to determine when hominins began incorporating significant amounts of meat into their diets. Bone surface modifications (BSM) have long been recognized as a powerful inferential tool in identifying the differential involvement of actors responsible for altering assemblages of bone recovered from both archaeological and paleontological contexts and remai... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Harris, Jacob A (Author) / Marean, Curtis W (Advisor) / Hill, Kim (Committee member) / Boyd, Robert (Committee member) / Thompson, Jessica (Committee member) / Campisano, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 198 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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