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Anthropologists Bet on Their Latest Data in Las Vegas

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Science  17 Apr 1992:
Vol. 256, Issue 5055, pp. 308-309
DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5055.308


Anthropologists need luck on their side when they search for key fossils or study monkeys in the wild, but their work can still hit the jackpot. That was clear at the 61 st annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology, which brought more than 800 anthropologists to Las Vegas in early April. Among the reports was one on new fossils of early hominids in Ethiopia and another on extinct giant sloth lemurs in Madagascar.