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Africans Begin to Make Their Mark in Human-Origins Research

Science  29 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5637, pp. 1178-1179
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5637.1178

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Most of the oldest and most important fossils of human ancestors have been unearthed in Africa, but until recently no black Africans led these expeditions. Now, after decades of effort, a handful of black Africans are taking leadership roles in human origins research, finding stunning fossils, publishing in top journals, and leading field teams.

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