Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Christopher Gilbert

Second Advisor

Stephen Frost

Academic Program Adviser

Leo Coleman

Abstract

Parapapio and Papio are abundant throughout the African Plio-Pleistocene fossil record, however because of their overlap in dental size it can be hard to distinguish between the two genera. This paper utilizes dental measurements (relative flange length/molar and premolar size) in attempt to distinguish between the two genera.

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