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Questions Arise Over Second Japanese Site

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Science  23 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5547, pp. 1634
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5547.1634a

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TOKYO-- A team of archaeologists has cast strong doubts on claims that a cave in western Japan contains evidence concerning the extent of early human habitation of the archipelago. It's the second time in a year that the veracity of an archaeological dig has made headlines in Japan.