+ Translate
+ Most Popular
Investigations on the organic drift in North Swedish streams
Limitations of Using Microsoft Excel Version 2016 (MS Excel 2016) for Statistical Analysis for Medical Research
Phloem necrosis of coffee in Surinam
Anatomy of Mystus seenghala IV Nervous system
Integrated farming system for gardenland conditions of Coimbatore district - an over view
Tetrapleure (Tetrapleura tetraptera), an unknown African medicinal and spice plant
The origin and phylogenetic significance of the trochophoran larvae 2. evolutionary significance of the larvae of coelomate worms and mollusks
Comparison of rice bran and maize bran as feeds for growing and fattening pigs
Enterobacter amnigenus. An unusual human pathogen
Influence of Seriboost foliar application on leaf yield and leaf protein content in mulberry (Morus spp.), in relation to silkworm cocoon production
The identity of the lipstick mold of cultivated mushrooms agaricus bisporus
Advantages and disadvantages of bordeaux mixture and of lime-sulphur used on apples in the growing season
'Pan-sukh' disease of Rice in the Central Provinces
Geological age of the Ptilophyllum flora; a critical reassessment
Study of vitellogenesis in birds; physiological phases & role of folliculin in vitellogenesis
Evaluation of WCT coconut and Komadan coconut
Therapy for acne with saccharomyces boulardii
Evidence for Late Cretaceous N-S dextral shear in the west-central crystalline core, North Cascades, Washington
'Rajeshwari' - a high-yielding white seeded variety of sesame for Andhra Pradesh
Manufacture of Ricotta cheese from whey fortified with skim milk powder using different acidulants
Occurrence of Eutrichophilus mexicanus (Rudow, 1866) and Eutrichophilus lobatus (Ewing, 1936) (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) on Sphiggurus villosus (Cuvier, 1825) (Rodentia: Erethizontidae) in Rio de
Factors affecting fruitfulness in durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.). I. Flowering and pollination
Bronchial cuff pressure change caused by left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube displacement
Some Biological Applications of Organometallic Compounds
The composition of pampas-grass (Cortaderia argentea.)

Diet and the evolution of the earliest human ancestors

Diet and the evolution of the earliest human ancestors

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 97(25): 13506-13511

ISSN/ISBN: 0027-8424

PMID: 11095758

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.260368897

Over the past decade, discussions of the evolution of the earliest human ancestors have focused on the locomotion of the australopithecines. Recent discoveries in a broad range of disciplines have raised important questions about the influence of ecological factors in early human evolution. Here we trace the cranial and dental traits of the early australopithecines through time, to show that between 4.4 million and 2.3 million years ago, the dietary capabilities of the earliest hominids changed dramatically, leaving them well suited for life in a variety of habitats and able to cope with significant changes in resource availability associated with long-term and short-term climatic fluctuations.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 003711547

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

The locomotor and posture of the earliest human ancestors. Journal of Biomechanics 17(11): 875, 1984

The locomotion and posture of the earliest human ancestors. Anatomical Record 214(4): 463, 1986

Transmission between Archaic and Modern Human Ancestors during the Evolution of the Oncogenic Human Papillomavirus 16. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34(1): 4-19, 2017

Capturing climate variability during our ancestors' earliest days. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(4): 1144-1145, 2013

Human evolution: How recent were the Y chromosome ancestors?. Current Biology: Cb 10(19): R722-R723, 2000

The earliest-known ancestors of Recent Priapulomorpha from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstaette. Chinese Science Bulletin 49(17): 1860-1868, 2004

Human evolution. What's for dinner? Researchers seek our ancestors' answers. Science 326(5959): 1478-1479, 2009

Topological evolution of coexpression networks by new gene integration maintains the hierarchical and modular structures in human ancestors. Science China. Life Sciences 62(4): 594-608, 2019

Evolution of human diet and effect of globalization on regional diet with emphasis to the Mediterranean diet. Nutrition and Food Science 47(6): 869-883, 2017

The earliest brachiopod-bryozoan dominated community in the Ordovician of peri-Gondwana and its ancestors: a case study from the Klabava Formation (Arenigian) of the Barrandian, Bohemia. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 49(3-4): 127-136, 2004

ESR dating and the human evolution; contribution to the chronology of the earliest humans in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 22(10-13): 1345-1351, 2003

Scrambling of isotopic messages from our earliest ancestors; delta (super 13) C variations in biogenic reduced carbon form the >3700 Ma. Isua supracrustals, West Greenland. Journal of Conference Abstracts 4(1): 259, 1999

The life of the first vertebrates A novel hypothesis suggests that our earliest vertebrate ancestors may have spent their lives partly in freshwater and partly at sea. Bioscience 44(6): 408-417, 1994

Evolution of the human diet: linking our ancestral diet to modern functional foods as a means of chronic disease prevention. Journal of Medicinal Food 12(5): 925-934, 2009

The ancestors of evolution. Kosmos 68(9): 262, 1972