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Palaeoanthropology

Hesitation on hominin history

Extensive studies of fossil skeletons of Australopithecus sediba provide fascinating details of the anatomy of this hominin species, but do not convincingly indicate its position on the evolutionary route to modern humans.

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Figure 1: Australopithecus sediba.

BRENT STIRTON, COURTESY LEE R. BERGER & UNIV. WITWAT ERSRAND

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Kimbel, W. Hesitation on hominin history. Nature 497, 573–574 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/497573a

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