- On the reliability of recent tests of the Out of Africa hypothesis for modern human origins
Institute of Human Biology, University of Hamburg, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 279:701-7. 2004
..2000) and Wolpoff et al. (2001). In view of the foregoing, we contend that Hawks et al.'s (2000) and Wolpoff et al.'s (2001) claim to have disproved the Out of Africa hypothesis cannot be sustained...
- How reliable are human phylogenetic hypotheses?
Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:5003-6. 2000
..The corollary of this is that existing phylogenetic hypotheses about human evolution are unlikely to be reliable. Accordingly, new approaches are required to address the problem of hominin phylogeny...
- Homoplasy and the early hominid masticatory system: inferences from analyses of extant hominoids and papionins
Department of Anthropology, and AHRB Centre for the Evolutionary Analysis of Cultural Behaviour, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
J Hum Evol 41:167-94. 2001
..The corollary of this is that H. rudolfensis is unlikely to be a member of the Homo clade and should therefore be allocated to another genus...
- Ontogeny and homoplasy in the papionin monkey face
Department of Anthropology and AHRB Centre for the Evolutionary Analysis of Cultural Behaviour, University College London, UK
Evol Dev 3:322-31. 2001
..This suggests that the homoplasic facial similarities between Mandrillus and Papio are unlikely to be a result of sexual selection...
- Pairwise difference analysis in modern human origins research
Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
J Hum Evol 43:323-52. 2002
..The corollary of this is that the results of published pairwise difference analyses of hominid fossils are not informative regarding the origin of modern humans...
- Hominin homoiology: an assessment of the impact of phenotypic plasticity on phylogenetic analyses of humans and their fossil relatives
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada
J Hum Evol 52:573-84. 2007
..Thus, our study supports the suggestion that mechanical loading results in phenotypic plasticity in the hominin skull, but it does not support the notion that homoiologies have a significant negative impact on hominin phylogenetics...
- Do homoiologies impede phylogenetic analyses of the fossil hominids? An assessment based on extant papionin craniodental morphology
Stephen J Lycett
Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
J Hum Evol 49:618-42. 2005
..These findings are consistent with a recent test of the homoiology hypothesis using craniodental data from extant hominoids, and cast doubt on the validity of the homoiology hypothesis, as originally formulated...
- A fossil stapes from Sterkfontein, South Africa, and the hearing capabilities of early hominids
J Hum Evol 42:259-65. 2002
- Body segment differences in surface area, skin temperature and 3D displacement and the estimation of heat balance during locomotion in hominins
Laboratory of Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
PLoS ONE 3:e2464. 2008
..This has important implications not only for current understanding of heat balance during locomotion in hominins but also for how future research on this topic should be approached...
- Does phenotypic plasticity confound attempts to identify hominin fossil species? An assessment using extant Old World monkey craniodental data
Laboratory of Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B C, Canada
Folia Primatol (Basel) 79:111-22. 2008
- Phylogenetic analyses of behavior support existence of culture among wild chimpanzees
Stephen J Lycett
British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Hartley Building, Brownlow Street, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17588-92. 2007
..Instead, our results support the suggestion that the behavioral patterns are the product of social learning and, therefore, can be considered cultural...
- Impact of methodological choices on assessments of the reliability of fossil primate phylogenetic hypotheses
Department of Philosophy and Laboratory of Human Systematics, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Folia Primatol (Basel) 76:207-21. 2005
..This in turn suggests that many published fossil primate phylogenies may be unreliable...
- Paleoindian demography and the extraterrestrial impact hypothesis
Laboratory of Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11651-4. 2008
..No evidence of a population decline among the Paleoindians at 12,900 +/- 100 calBP was found. Thus, minimally, the study suggests the extraterrestrial impact hypothesis should be amended...