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Diet of Early Human Relative Australopithecus Shows Surprises, Says Texas A&M Researcher


June 27, 2012

image of Australopithecus sediba skull Australopithecus sediba, believed to be an early relative of modern-day humans, enjoyed a diet of leaves, fruits, nuts and bark, which meant they probably lived in a more wooded environment than is generally thought, a surprising find published in the current issue of the journal Nature by an international team of researchers that includes a Texas A&M University anthropologist. Full Story

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