A hominine hip bone, KNM-ER 3228, from East Lake Turkana, Kenya

Am J Phys Anthropol. 1984 Apr;63(4):371-8. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330630404.

Abstract

A male hominine partial hip bone, KNM -ER 3228, from East Lake Turkana , Kenya is described. In most of its features this specimen resembles modern human male hip bones. This is especially true for functional features related to weight transfer from the trunk to the pelvis and within the pelvis, and to the effective action of musculature arising from the pelvis during the performance of the modern human type of bipedalism . KNM -ER 3228 is very similar to the Olduvai Hominid 28 and the Arago XLIV hip bones, both attributed to Homo erectus .

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum / anatomy & histology
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Fossils*
  • Haplorhini / anatomy & histology*
  • Haplorhini / physiology
  • Humans
  • Ilium / anatomy & histology
  • Ischium / anatomy & histology
  • Kenya
  • Male
  • Paleontology*
  • Pelvic Bones / anatomy & histology*
  • Pelvic Bones / physiology
  • Pubic Bone / anatomy & histology