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A Rare Glimpse of an Early Human Face

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Science  22 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5291, pp. 1298
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5291.1298


A new jaw that may be the oldest fossil of our genus has been discovered in Hadar, Ethiopia. Dated at 2.3 million years old, the upper jaw gives paleoanthropologists a glimpse of a critical but mysterious time in human evolution.