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African Origins: West Side Story

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Science  17 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5239, pp. 1117
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5239.1117

Summary

Some of the first steps towards humanity, researchers used to think, were taken in East Africa, because that's where the earliest bipedal australopithecines were found. But a new australopithecine found in Central Africa indicates our ancestors' range was far wider than anyone had thought.

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