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Oldest Human Femur Wades Into Controversy

Science  24 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5692, pp. 1885
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1885a

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PARIS-- Last week scientists hotly debated the attributes of anthropology's most famous thighbone, the 6-million-year-old femur of an ancient Kenyan hominid called Orrorin tugenensis, here at the French Academy of Sciences.