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The ancestral dinner table

A Correction to this article was published on 25 July 2012

Fossils from a new South African site show that some human ancestors ate fruits and leaves, as do most primates today. The finding challenges ideas of why and how the human lineage split from the ancestors of extant apes. See Letter p.90

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Figure 1: Dietary detective work.


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Schoeninger, M. The ancestral dinner table. Nature 487, 42–43 (2012).

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