12 April 2013
Vol 340, Issue 6129

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COVER Reconstruction of a ~2-million-year-old Australopithecus sediba skeleton (height: ~1.3 meters) based on fossils from the Malapa Hominin 1 (MH1), MH2, and MH4 specimens from Malapa, Gauteng, South Africa. Brown indicates discovered fossils. Au. Sediba exhibits a mosaic morphology distinct from that of other australopiths and early Homo. See pages 132 and 163, as well as Reconstruction: Peter Schmid and casting technicians at the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute; Photo: Brett Eloff, courtesy of Lee R. Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand