oa South African Journal of Science - A reconstruction of the Stw 431 pelvis based on newly discovered fragments : news and views

Volume 99, Issue 5-6
  • ISSN : 0038-2353
  • E-ISSN: 1996-7489



A newly discovered large fragment of ilium belonging to the Sterkfontein <i>Australopithecus</i> pelvis Stw 431 has enabled us to make an accurate reconstruction of much of the pelvis. This shows that the blades of the pelvis flared out laterally, unlike those of modern humans, which are more vertically orientated.

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