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this ancient skull is helping us trace the path that led to modern childhood

  • Written by Tanya M. Smith, Professor in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University
The original Dikika child skull (left), a 3D model produced with synchrotron scanning (middle), and a model corrected for distortion during fossilisation (right).Gunz et al. (2020) / Science Advances. , Author provided

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