Early Hominid Humerus from East Rudolf, Kenya

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Science  18 May 1973:
Vol. 180, Issue 4087, pp. 739-741
DOI: 10.1126/science.180.4087.739


A fossil hominid humerus discovered in 1970 by the expedition to East Rudolf, Kenya, led by R. E. F. Leakey is examined in comparison with a large series of extant hominoids. This comparison as well as a multiple discriminant analysis shows the uniqueness of the fossil among the hominoids.