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Lucy's 'Child' Offers Rare Glimpse of an Ancient Toddler

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Science  22 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5794, pp. 1716
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5794.1716

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The fragile skeleton of a 3-year-old girl buried about 3.3 million years ago in a flood in Ethiopia, the "most complete partial skeleton of an early juvenile hominid ever discovered," has been reported in this week's issue of Nature. (Read more.)