Affiliation: University of Florence
- Occurrence of Theropithecus sp. in the Late Villafranchian of Southern Italy and implication for Early Pleistocene "out of Africa" dispersalsLorenzo Rook
Department of Earth Sciences, Universita di Firenze, Via G La Pira 4, 50121, Italy
J Hum Evol 47:267-77. 2004..6-1.3 Ma. The identification of an European "African assemblage" (Theropithecus associated with Megantereon whitei) has consequences for interpretation of an "out of Africa" (genus Homo) event around the Plio-Pleistocene transition...
- Evidence of earliest human occurrence in Europe: the site of Pirro Nord (Southern Italy)Marta Arzarello
Dipartimento delle Risorse Naturali e Culturali, Universita di Ferrara, C se Ercole I d Este 32, I 44100, Ferrara, Italy
Naturwissenschaften 94:107-12. 2007..The new discovery from Pirro Nord changes the chronology of the first arrival of hominids in Europe and offers new perspectives in the debate about the human dispersal in the Early Pleistocene...
- Postcranial evidence from early Homo from Dmanisi, GeorgiaDavid Lordkipanidze
Georgian National Museum, 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia
Nature 449:305-10. 2007..Thus, the earliest known hominins to have lived outside of Africa in the temperate zones of Eurasia did not yet display the full set of derived skeletal features...
- Late turolian Mesopithecus (mammalia, primates, Colobinae) from ItalyL Rook
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra and Museo di Geologia e Paleontologia, Universita di Firenze, Via G La Pira 4, Firenze, 50121, Italy
J Hum Evol 36:535-47. 1999..Unfortunately the latter specimens are lost, and from the literature it is impossible to furnish an accurate specific attribution. The taxonomic allocation of latest Miocene Mesopithecus species is briefly discussed...
- Oreopithecus was a bipedal ape after all: evidence from the iliac cancellous architectureL Rook
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra and Museo di Storia Naturale Sezione Geologia e Paleontologia, Universita di Firenze, Via G La Pira, 4 50121 Firenze, Italy
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:8795-9. 1999..Digital image processing of calibrated hip bone radiographs reveals the occurrence of trabecular features, which, in humans and fossil hominids, are related to vertical support of the body weight, i.e., to bipedality...
- Fossil Macaca remains from RDB quarry (Villafranca d'Asti, Italy): new data and overviewL Rook
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra and Museo di Storia Naturale Sezione Geologia e Paleontologia, Universita di Firenze, Via G La Pira, 4 50121 Florence, Italy
J Hum Evol 40:187-202. 2001..Although Pliocene localities in western Europe have yielded so far only scanty Macaca finds, our data (even if preliminary) refute a major overall size difference between the extant Barbary macaque and the related fossil remains...
- Stratigraphic context and paleoenvironmental significance of minor taxa (Pisces, Reptilia, Aves, Rodentia) from the late Early Pleistocene paleoanthropological site of Buia (Eritrea)L Rook
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita di Firenze, Via G La Pira 4, 50121 Firenze, Italy
J Hum Evol 64:83-92. 2013..The paleoenvironmental characteristics of the fauna are confirmed as fully compatible with the evidence obtained through sedimentology and facies analysis, documenting the sedimentary evolution of fluvio-deltaic and lacustrine systems...
- A one-million-year-old Homo cranium from the Danakil (Afar) Depression of EritreaE Abbate
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita di Firenze, Italy
Nature 393:458-60. 1998..The layer in which the cranium was found is near the top of the lower normal magnetozone, which is identified as the Jaramillo subchron. Consequently, the human remains can be dated at approximately 1 million years before present...
- The bony labyrinth of Oreopithecus bamboliiLorenzo Rook
J Hum Evol 46:349-56. 2004
- A comparative study of adult facial morphology and its ontogeny in the fossil macaque Macaca majori from Capo Figari, Sardinia, ItalyLorenzo Rook
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italia
Folia Primatol (Basel) 76:151-71. 2005..From these studies, we conclude that M. majori shows differences in adult facial morphology and possibly in ontogeny from M. sylvanus compatible with a specific rather than subspecific distinction...
- A one-million-year-old human pubic symphysisLuca Bondioli
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico L Pigorini, Sezione di Antropologia, p le G Marconi 14, 00144 Roma, Italy
J Hum Evol 50:479-83. 2006
- The Mio-Pliocene European primate fossil record: dynamics and habitat trackingJussi T Eronen
Department of Geology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 64, FIN 00014, Finland
J Hum Evol 47:323-41. 2004....