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Early human ancestor did not have the jaws of a nutcracker

South Africa's Australopithecus Sediba, discovered in 2008 at the renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is again helping us to study and understand the origins of humans. The fossilized skull of Australopithecus sediba specimen MH1 and a finite element model  of its cranium depicting strains experienced during a simulated bite on its premolars.  "Warm" colors indicate regions...

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