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Response to Comment on “Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia”

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Science  19 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6241, pp. 1326
DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1122

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Abstract

Hawks et al. argue that our analysis of Australopithecus sediba mandibles is flawed and that specimen LD 350-1 cannot be distinguished from this, or any other, Australopithecus species. Our reexamination of the evidence confirms that LD 350-1 falls outside of the pattern that A. sediba shares with Australopithecus and thus is reasonably assigned to the genus Homo.

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