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New Human

Pathways to humanity: Adaptive niche diversity at the origins of the human lineage

This five year project (2019-2024) is funded by European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 819960).

Lead by Prof. Matthew Skinner and a group of international researchers, the goal of  he project is to use cutting-edge analyses of hominin fossils to determine the adaptive niche(s) occupied by a growing number of small-brained, small-bodied hominin species including Homo habilis, Australopithecus sediba, Homo naledi, and Homo floresiensis.

See links above for project publications and people contributing to the project.

Please visit our companion website for more information about the human fossil record. https://human-fossil-record.org/