A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 7, 1977

The querulous-looking fellow crouching next to Anthropologist Richard Leakey on our cover this week is Homo habilis, a 2-million-year-old hominid who was one of the predecessors of Homo sapiens. His reincarnation for the Science section story on the origins of man was the inspiration of Art Director Walter Bernard and Photographer Carl Fischer, who saw the story of man's roots as a pictorial as well as anthropological challenge.

But the rebirth of Homo habilis was not easy. Fischer asked Hollywood Makeup Artist Bob O'Bradovich, whose credits include work for Beatlemania and the Hallmark...

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