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Palaeoanthropology: Disputed ground

Finds in Turkey could answer key questions about ancient human origins, but palaeoanthropologists there must first bury their disputes. Rex Dalton reports from the field.

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Dalton, R. Palaeoanthropology: Disputed ground. Nature 466, 176–178 (2010).

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