Early Hominid Posture and Locomotion
By Robinson, John T.
Pp. xi, 361; 119 text-figures (black-and-white photos, line-drawings, ratio diagrams, univariate plots). Publisher’s original red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, pictorial light dust jacket lettered in black and red, lg 8vo. John T. Robinson (1923 – 2001) was a distinguished South African hominin paleontologist. His most famous discovery (with Robert Broom) was the nearly complete fossil skull of the hominin species Australopithecus africanus, known as Mrs. Ples (after Wiki). This volume evaluates the postcranial (limb) skeletons discovered in the South African cave sites as to their posture and locomotion. Robinson concludes that A. africanus was a more efficient biped than Paranthropus. Review of this book in the journal Science is laid in at the front. No ownership marks and only a few signs of use.
|Publisher||University of Chicago Press|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine (new) copy in a very good dust jacket with sunning to the spine that only faded the red lettering.|