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Anterior tooth root morphology and size in Neanderthals: taxonomic and functional implications.
Comparing modern humans and Neanderthals, we have previously shown that recent modern humans (RMH) and Neanderthals differ in anterior root lengths, and that this difference cannot be explained byExpand
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Dental Ontogeny in Pliocene and Early Pleistocene Hominins
Until recently, our understanding of the evolution of human growth and development derived from studies of fossil juveniles that employed extant populations for both age determination and comparison.Expand
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Effect of X-ray irradiation on ancient DNA in sub-fossil bones – Guidelines for safe X-ray imaging
Sub-fossilised remains may still contain highly degraded ancient DNA (aDNA) useful for palaeogenetic investigations. Whether X-ray computed [micro-] tomography ([μ]CT) imaging of these fossils mayExpand
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Nuclear DNA from two early Neandertals reveals 80,000 years of genetic continuity in Europe
Sequences from two ~120,000-year-old individuals reveal the deep population history of European Neandertals. Little is known about the population history of Neandertals over the hundreds of thousandsExpand
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New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens.
Fossil evidence points to an African origin of Homo sapiens from a group called either H. heidelbergensis or H. rhodesiensis. However, the exact place and time of emergence of H. sapiens remainExpand
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Disentangling isolated dental remains of Asian Pleistocene hominins and pongines
Scholars have debated the taxonomic identity of isolated primate teeth from the Asian Pleistocene for over a century, which is complicated by morphological and metric convergence between orangutanExpand
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Impacts of curatorial and research practices on the preservation of fossil hominid remains.
Fossil remains are the only physical evidence of past forms of life which researchers can use to study the evolutionary biology of a species, especially regarding the human lineage. We review andExpand
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Accessing Developmental Information of Fossil Hominin Teeth Using New Synchrotron Microtomography-Based Visualization Techniques of Dental Surfaces and Interfaces
Quantification of dental long-period growth lines (Retzius lines in enamel and Andresen lines in dentine) and matching of stress patterns (internal accentuated lines and hypoplasias) are used inExpand
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Long anterior mandibular tooth roots in Neanderthals are not the result of their large jaws.
Tooth root length has been shown to taxonomically distinguish Neanderthals from modern humans. However, this may result from differences in jaw size between both taxa, although most previous studiesExpand
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Incremental distribution of strontium and zinc in great ape and fossil hominin cementum using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence mapping
Cementum and the incremental markings it contains have been widely studied as a means of ageing animals and retrieving information about diet and nutrition. The distribution of trace elements inExpand
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