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For Sale: A Piece of Human History

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Science  23 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5316, pp. 1188
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5316.1188

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In what paleoanthropologists and dealers call an unusually visible example of the sale of ancient human remains, purported Cro-Magnon and Neandertal bones are being advertised for sale on the Internet; scientists say they fear that such trade in human fossils may be a loss for research.