Evolution: South Africa’s hominin record

The fossil record of early hominins in South Africa is biased towards periods of drier climate, suggests a study of cave deposits. This finding suggests there are gaps in the fossil record, potentially obscuring evolutionary patterns and affecting our understanding of both the habitats and dietary behaviors of early hominins in this region. South Africa’s highest concentration of early hominin fossils comes from the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ caves northwest of Johannesburg.

Source: Evolution: South Africa’s hominin record is a fair-weather friend: New uranium-lead ages for fossil bearing caves change the landscape of human evolution in South Africa — ScienceDaily

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