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Java Skull Offers New View of Homo erectus

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Science  28 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5611, pp. 1293
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5611.1293a

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On page 1384, a team of Japanese and Indonesian researchers presents a beautifully preserved skull from Java that offers researchers their first glimpse of the base of the cranium in H. erectus. The unexpectedly modern anatomy disproves one hypothesis about the development of the large brains of our own species.