Almécija and colleagues claim that we apply a simplified understanding of bone functional adaptation and that our results of human-like hand use in Australopithecus africanus are not novel. We argue that our results speak to actual behavior, rather than potential behaviors, and our functional interpretation is well supported by our methodological approach, comparative sample, and previous experimental data.
|Publication status||Published - 05 Jun 2015|
|Publisher||American Association for the Advancement of Science|
- Biological Evolution
- Thumb/anatomy & histology
- Metacarpus/anatomy & histology
- Metacarpal Bones/anatomy & histology
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