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Science Advances  01 Apr 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 14, eaaz4729
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz4729

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  • Received for publication September 11, 2019
  • Accepted for publication January 9, 2020
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  1. Philipp Gunz1,*,,
  2. Simon Neubauer1,*,
  3. Dean Falk2,3,
  4. Paul Tafforeau4,
  5. Adeline Le Cabec1,4,
  6. Tanya M. Smith5,
  7. William H. Kimbel6,
  8. Fred Spoor1,7,8 and
  9. Zeresenay Alemseged9
  1. 1Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig 04103, Germany.
  2. 2Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA.
  3. 3School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia St., Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA.
  4. 4European Synchotron Radiation Facility, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS-40220, F-38043, Grenoble cedex 09, France.
  5. 5Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd., Nathan 4111, Queensland, Australia.
  6. 6Institute of Human Origins, and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA.
  7. 7Centre for Human Evolution Research, Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK.
  8. 8Department of Anthropology, UCL, London WC1H 0BW, UK.
  9. 9Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: gunz{at}eva.mpg.de
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

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