Biology Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Human evolution, Molecular genetics, Mitochondrial DNA

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

The American Biology Teacher

Volume

52

Issue

3

First Page

144

Last Page

149

Abstract

Recent advances in the study of human origins have increased our understanding of our ancestors. There have been new, major fossil finds. WT 17000, a 2.5 million-year-old robust Australopithecus found in Kenya (Walker et al. 1986), led to a revision of early hominid phylogeny (Delson 1986; 1987). Existing fossil materials have been reassessed. For example, Tattersall (1986) maintains that at least two unrecog­- nized hominid species (Homo neanderthalensis, H. hei­ delbergensis and possibly H. steinheimensis ) existed be­ tween the times of H . erectus and fully modern H . sapiens.

Department

Department of Biology

Comments

First published in The American Biology Teacher, v. 52 n. 3 (1990), pp. 144-149, published by NABT National Association of Biology Teachers. DOI: 10.2307/4449066

Original Publication Date

3-1990

DOI of published version

10.2307/4449066

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

1990

Copyright

©1990 NABT National Association of Biology Teachers. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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