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Ardipithecus hand provides evidence that humans and chimpanzees evolved from an ancestor with suspensory adaptations

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Science Advances  24 Feb 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 9, eabf2474
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf2474

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vol. 7 no. 9

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  • Received for publication October 13, 2020
  • Accepted for publication January 12, 2021
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  1. Thomas C. Prang1,*,
  2. Kristen Ramirez2,3,4,
  3. Mark Grabowski5,6 and
  4. Scott A. Williams2,7,8
  1. 1Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA.
  2. 2New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, New York, NY 10024, USA.
  3. 3Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 10016, USA.
  4. 4Office of Medical Education, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA.
  5. 5Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
  6. 6Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  7. 7Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA.
  8. 8Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: prang{at}


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