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  • noun Plural form of australopith.

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Examples

  • ~ Human Aggression Is Deep Rooted -- "Ape-like human ancestors known as australopiths maintained short legs for 2 million years because a squat physique and stance helped the males fight over access to females, a University of Utah study concludes."

    Speedlinking 3/15/07

  • More significantly for our interests, instead of saying that habilis is just another ape far removed from Homo, Wood concludes that habilis clearly groups with the rest of Homo, and that big, unfillable, magical God-obviously-acted-here gap, which all creationists mindlessly, dogmatically believe in come hell or high water, is actually between habilis and the australopiths.

    The Panda's Thumb: May 2010 Archives

  • More significantly for our interests, instead of saying that habilis is just another ape far removed from Homo, Wood concludes that habilis clearly groups with the rest of Homo, and that big, unfillable, magical God-obviously-acted-here gap, which all creationists mindlessly, dogmatically believe in come hell or high water, is actually between habilis and the australopiths.

    The Panda's Thumb: Transitional Fossils Archives

  • Rather than looking at a handful of traits or casually declaring australopiths to be apes, the present study has supported the separate classification of humans genus Homo sensu lato and as many as three groups containing australopith taxa, based on a suite of characters selected from conventional paleoanthropology studies.

    Creationist vs. creationist on Homo habilis - The Panda's Thumb

  • More significantly for our interests, instead of saying that habilis is just another ape far removed from Homo, Wood concludes that habilis clearly groups with the rest of Homo, and that big, unfillable, magical God-obviously-acted-here gap, which all creationists mindlessly, dogmatically believe in come hell or high water, is actually between habilis and the australopiths.

    Creationist vs. creationist on Homo habilis - The Panda's Thumb

  • More significantly for our interests, instead of saying that habilis is just another ape far removed from Homo, Wood concludes that habilis clearly groups with the rest of Homo, and that big, unfillable, magical God-obviously-acted-here gap, which all creationists mindlessly, dogmatically believe in come hell or high water, is actually between habilis and the australopiths.

    The Panda's Thumb: Nick Matzke Archives

  • All analyses showed all three taxa clearly clustering with other homininans and separately from other australopiths.

    Creationist vs. creationist on Homo habilis - The Panda's Thumb

  • Ape-like human ancestors known as australopiths had short legs because a squat physique and stance helped the males fight over access to females, a University of Utah study concludes.

    March 12th, 2007

  • Our ancestors, australopiths, were selected for eating even harder and tougher food than chimpanzees.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • Back in April, a set of 1.8 million-year-old fossils from South Africa stirred debate when the discoverers classified them as australopiths.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

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