Nuchal Crests in Australopithecines

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IN his reply to my recent communication in Nature 1, Prof. S. Zuckerman questions my statement that direct evidence is available that the Swartkrans prehominid did not have a “powerful and shelf-like”2 nuchal crest even when a sagittal crest was present.

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    Robinson, J. T., Nature, 174, 262 (1954).

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ROBINSON, J. Nuchal Crests in Australopithecines. Nature 174, 1197–1198 (1954) doi:10.1038/1741197a0

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