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Marina C. Elliott 


Marina C. Elliott
Name:
Marina C. Elliott 

Department/School: Evolutionary Studies Institute and Centre for Excellence in PalaeoSciences
Country of Origin: Canada
Supervisor(s): Prof Lee R. Berger
Funding Source: NRF (CoE), National Geographic Society


Links:

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/blog/rising-star-expedition/

http://www.wits.ac.za/homonaledi/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-change/

Research Field: Palaeoanthropology, Biological Anthropology


Research Topic: Anatomy and taxonomy of Homo naledi hominins, fossil deposition, taphonomy, and site formation processes of Rising Star cave system.

Start Date: Oct 2014

End Date: Oct 2016

Publications:  

Berger LRB, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene L, Kivell T, Garvin HM, Williams SA, DeSilva JM, Skinner MM, Musiba CM, Cameron N, Holliday T, Harcourt-Smith W, Ackermann RR, Bastir M, Bogin B, Bolter D, Brophy J, Cofran ZD, Congdon KA, Deane AS, Dembo M, Drapeau M, Elliott M, Feuerriegel EM, Garcia-Martinez D, Green DJ, Gurtov A, Irish JD, Kruger A, Laird MF, Marchi D, Meyer MR, Nalla S, Negash EW, Orr CA, Radovcic D, Schroeder L, Scott JE, Throckmorton Z, Tocheri MW, VanSickle C, Walker CS, Wei P, & Zipfel B. A New Species of the Genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife  4, e09560 (2015).

Dirks PHGM, Berger LR, Roberts EM, Kramers JD, Hawks J, Randolph-Quinney PS, Elliott M, Musiba CM, Churchill SE, de Ruiter DJ, Schmid P, Backwell LR, Belyanin GA, Boshoff P, Hunter KL, Feuerriegel EM, Gurtov A, du G. Harrison J, Hunter R, Kruger A, Morris H, Makhubela TB, Becca Peixotto B and Tucker S. Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4, e09561 (2015).

Elliott, M., Kurki, H., Weston, D.A., & Collard, M. (2015). Estimating body mass from skeletal material: new predictive equations and methodological insights from analyses of a known-mass sample of humans. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 1-20.

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