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Male philopatry and female dispersal amongst two species of early hominins from the Sterkfontein valley

Nikolaas J. van der Merwe
South African Journal of Science | Vol 107, No 7/8 | a811 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v107i7/8.811 | © 2011 Nikolaas J. van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 June 2011 | Published: 22 July 2011

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Nikolaas J. van der Merwe, Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

strontium isotopes; Sterkfontein; Swartkrans; hominin behaviour; Australopithecus; Paranthropus

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