News FocusPRIMATE ORIGINS MEETING

New Fossils and a Glimpse of Evolution

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Science  25 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5555, pp. 613-615
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5555.613

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CHICAGO-- In an all-too-rare occurrence, paleontologists and molecular biologists met here 13 to 15 December 2001 to share their data and their often very different perspectives. The gathering, the "First-Ever International Conference on Primate Origins and Adaptations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective," was organized by the Field Museum and Northwestern University. Hot topics included descriptions of six exceptionally well-preserved fossils of archaic primates and of how primates evolved color vision.