New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

  title={New partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania},
  author={Donald Carl Johanson and Fidelis Taliwawa Masao and Gerald G. Eck and Tim D. White and Robert C. Walter and William H. Kimbel and Berhane Abrha Asfaw and P. C. Manega and Prosper Ndessokia and Gen Suwa},
A new partial skeleton of an adult hominid from lower Bed I (about 1.8 Myr ago), Olduvai Gorge, is described. This specimen's craniodental anatomy indicates attribution to Homo habilis, but its postcranial anatomy, including small body size and relatively long arms, is strikingly similar to that of some early Australopithecus individuals. 
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