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On the origin of our species

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Gaps in the fossil record have limited our understanding of how Homo sapiens evolved. The discovery in Morocco of the earliest known H. sapiens fossils might revise our ideas about human evolution in Africa. See Letters p.289 & p.293

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Figure 1: Skull-shape differences.

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Figure 2: Jebel Irhoud, Morocco.

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