Possible Brucellosis in an Early Hominin Skeleton from Sterkfontein, South Africa – PLoS ONE

In this paper by Ruggero D'Anastasi and his colleagues, they show how lesions in the fossilised lumbar vertebrae of Australopithecus africanus Stw 431 from Sterkfontein, South Africa may have been caused by the individual's consumption of meat during its lifetime, prompting the researchers to ask to what extent australopithecines living between 2.4 million and 2.8... Continue Reading →

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