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Contact: Christopher James
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New York University

1.9 Million-year-old Early Human Skull

Caption: Left: Dr. Richard Leakey’s reconstruction shows an erroneous vertical facial profile on a 1.9 million-year-old early human skull. Right: Dr. Timothy Bromage’s computer-simulated reconstruction shows the same skull with a distinctly protruding jaw. Dr. Bromage used the green and red lines to compare the location of the eyes, ears, and mouth, which must be in precise relationship to one another in all mammals.

Credit: Dr. Timothy Bromage

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