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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 16;107(11):4797-804. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0908320107. Epub 2010 Mar 8.

New perspectives on anthropoid origins.

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  • 1Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0383, USA. blythe.williams@duke.edu

Abstract

Adaptive shifts associated with human origins are brought to light as we examine the human fossil record and study our own genome and that of our closest ape relatives. However, the more ancient roots of many human characteristics are revealed through the study of a broader array of living anthropoids and the increasingly dense fossil record of the earliest anthropoid radiations. Genomic data and fossils of early primates in Asia and Africa clarify relationships among the major clades of primates. Progress in comparative anatomy, genomics, and molecular biology point to key changes in sensory ecology and brain organization that ultimately set the stage for the emergence of the human lineage.

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