Response to Comment on "Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia"
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Hawks et al. argue that our analysis of Australopithecus sediba mandibles is flawed and that specimen LD 350-1 cannot be distinguished from this, or any other, Australopithecus species. Our reexamination of the evidence confirms that LD 350-1 falls outside of the pattern that A. sediba shares with Australopithecus and thus is reasonably assigned to the genus Homo.
Villmoare, B. A.,
Kimbel, W. H.,
Campisano, C. J.,
DiMaggio, E. N.
Response to Comment on "Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia".