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Hominid revelations from Chad

The story of human origins in Africa takes a twist with the description of a 6–7-million-year-old cranium from Chad. The discovery hints at the likely diversity of early hominids.

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Figure 2: The known fossil record of hominids, including S. tchadensis, also showing ourselves (top left) and the chimpanzee (top right).


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