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A study of the tooth sockets of famous skull leads to reconsideration of gender

More than 70 years ago two palaeontologists named Robert Broom and John Robinson discovered a skull at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg. They nicknamed the skull, which is believed to be about 2.5 million years old, "Mrs Ple...
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