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Possible human ancestor in Australopithecus sediba

The hominid’s unusual build may place it in humankind’s lineage

2:06pm, April 11, 2013

A surprising mix of apelike and humanlike features from head to toe supports a controversial contention that a 2-million-year-old member of the human evolutionary family gave rise to the genus Homo, an international team of researchers reports in six papers published April 12 in Science.

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