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Contextualizing South African Baboon Fossils at the Site of Drimolen Main Quarry

The Drimolen fossil site in South Africa has recently garnered international scientific attention and global news announcing the oldest fossil specimens of our genus, Homo, in the journal Science in April 2020. Drimolen also records a new population of fossil baboons that have yet to be researched. Placing these fossils in the context of other populations found throughout South Africa will greatly expand our knowledge and understanding of community variation at a key point in baboon evolution. It will additionally provide a deeper understanding of the primate community and ecology our human ancestors interacted with 2 million years ago.
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South Africa, Primate evolution, Baboons
Anatomy and Developmental Biology
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Short projects
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Clayton Campus
Justin Adams

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