''Lucy's Baby'' Adds to Early-Human Record

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A re-creation of an A. afarensis male exhibits what experts believe were the apelike features of our ancient ancestors.

With a protruding jaw, strong chewing muscles, expansive cheekbones, and a heavy brow, such a skull is thought to have held a brain about one-third the size of a modern human's.

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