lothagam mandible fragment
NAMES: Australopitbecus Patterson, Behrensmeyer and Sill, 1970.
W-GF NO.: F-LT 1 MUSEUM NO.: KNM-LT 329
LOCATION OF ORIGINAL: National Museum, Centre for Prehistory and Palaeontology, P.O. Box 30239, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa.
DESCRIPTION: Fragment of the right mandibular corpus containing a worn M1 and roots of M2 and M3. Specimen is broken just in front of Ml and just behind M3. Mold made in 1968.
DISCOVERY: Lothagam Hill (2053/N and 3604/E) west of Lake Rudolph, Kenya, East Africa, by Arnold Lewis in 1967.
SELECTED REFERENCES: PATTERSON, B., A.K. BEHRENSMEYER and W.D. SILL
1970 - Geology and Fauna of a New Pliocene Locality in North-western Kenya. Nature 226: 918-921.
BISHOP, W.W. and J.A. MILLER
1971 - Calibration of Hominoid Evolution. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press and Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
HOWELL, F.C. 1972 - \"Recent Advances in Human Evolutionary Studies\" in Washburn and Dolhinow, Perspectives on Human Evolution 2:51-128. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
PILBEAM, D.R. 1972 - The Ascent of Man. New York: Macmillan.