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The Headstrong Homo erectus Error IN Natural History Magazine

The February 2004 edition of the magazine Natural History carried an article called “Headstrong Hominids.” Based on a new book (1) by the anatomist Noel T. Boaz and the anthropologist Russell L. Ciochon, the article dealt with the cranial vault thickness of fossils that became known as Java Man and Peking Man and were later added to the Homo erectus …

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