Australopithecus afarensis

Amazing paper by Gunz and colleagues on the endocasts of Australopithecus afarensis. Good reconstructions, a lot of brain anatomy, and human-ape comparisons. They conclude that australopiths may have had a prolonged brain growth, but the general macroscopic organization (the sulcal pattern and major cortical proportions) was definitely similar to apes. Or, at least, possible differences are apparently not visible in terms of gross anatomical features.

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