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How a Human Cousin Adapted to a Changing Climate

Ms. Good would eventually learn that she had unearthed a two-million-year-old skull that belonged to Paranthropus robustus, our large-toothed, small-brained ancient human cousin. It is the earliest and best-preserved specimen found so far of the species, which lived alongside and may have competed for resources with our direct ancestor Homo erectus.

Read more in the NY Times.