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New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania


A new partial skeleton of an adult hominid from lower Bed I (about 1.8 Myr ago), Olduvai Gorge, is described. This specimen's craniodental anatomy indicates attribution to Homo habilis, but its postcranial anatomy, including small body size and relatively long arms, is strikingly similar to that of some early Australopithecus individuals.

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Johanson, D., Masao, F., Eck, G. et al. New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Nature 327, 205–209 (1987).

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