02 March 2001
Vol 291, Issue 5509

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COVER Scientific reconstructions reveal the faces of 1.7-million-year-old male and female hominids from Dmanisi, Georgia. These people (considered to be either Homo ergaster or H. erectus) represent the first human migrants out of Africa. Their journey and those of other ancient humans are explored in the special section on human migrations and evolution. See page 1721

[Skull reconstructions, Elisabeth Daynes; photography, Philippe Plailly/Eurelios. The reconstructions are a scientific collaboration with Leo Gabunia of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, David Lordkipanidze of the State Museum of Georgia (both in Tbilisi), and Marie-Antoinette de Lumley of the Institute of Human Paleontology in Paris.]