Oldest Members of Homo sapiens Discovered in Africa

  title={Oldest Members of Homo sapiens Discovered in Africa},
  author={A. Gibbons},
  pages={1641 - 1641}
  • A. Gibbons
  • Published 2003
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
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