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Ancient Hominid Males Stayed Home While Females Roamed, Says CU-Boulder Study
June 1, 2011
The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savanna more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
University of Colorado at Boulder
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