Re: An alternative to ST and AAT

Phillip Bigelow (
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 20:47:14 -0800

Gerrit Hanenburg wrote:
> "Rohinton Collins" <> wrote:

> >Anyone have any references for
> >the life expectancy of the australopithecines?

: 42.2 years.
: Calculated using the regression equation for primates from
: Harvey and Clutton-Brock (1985),
: log (lifespan)=log (780.9)+0.29*log (female bodyweight)
: (lifespan in days,female bodyweight in grams)
: Female bodyweight A.afarensis= 29.3kg. (McHenry,1992)
: References:
: Harvey,P.H.and Clutton-Brock,T.H.(1985). Life History Variation in
: Primates. Evolution 39:559-581.
: McHenry,H.M.(1992). Body Size and Proportions in Early Hominids.
: Am.J.of Phys.Anth. 87:407-421.
: Gerrit

An extrapolated hypothesis taken from hard data........hmmmm.
Whoa!...somebody should have woke me up! (Where's my ringer?)
Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!
Gerrit wins this week's SUBSTANTIVE POST AWARD for
not using frivolous speculation in his post.

Gerrit also wins the BONUS AWARD for providing
scientific journal references in his post.

This week's runner-up was also Gerrit, who listed
published bone measurements for A. afarensis
in a previous post.

Somebody should have warned me that science was going
to be posted! Shees...take a nap and something always happens.
p.s. by the way, Gerrit, there is no monetary value to the award.