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New Fossils Challenge Line of Descent in Human Family Tree

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Science  10 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5839, pp. 733
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5839.733

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This week in Nature, paleoanthropologists describe a surprisingly recent upper jawbone of Homo habilis and an older skull of H. erectus that challenge the conventional theory that H. habilis gave rise to H. erectus between 2 million and 1.6 million years ago.