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Skeleton of Upright Human Ancestor Discovered in Ethiopia

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Science  11 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5715, pp. 1545
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5715.1545a

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Scientists working in the remote badlands of Ethiopia have found the oldest known skeleton of an upright walking hominid, roughly dated to nearly 4 million years ago.