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Tooth wear and the "design" of the human dentition: a perspective from evolutionary medicine.
Worn, flat occlusal surfaces and anterior edge-to-edge occlusion are ubiquitous among the dentitions of prehistoric humans. The concept of attritional occlusion was proposed in the 1950s as aExpand
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Homo erectus Calvarium from the Pleistocene of Java
A Homo erectus calvarium [Sambungmacan 4 (Sm 4)] was recovered from Pleistocene sediments at Sambungmacan in central Java. Micro–computed tomography analysis shows a modern human–like cranial baseExpand
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Hominid mandibular remains from Sangiran: 1952-1986 collection.
Eight hominid mandibular and associated dental remains discovered between 1952-1986 from the Early Pleistocene deposits of Sangiran, Central Java, are described. Although the specimens are surfaceExpand
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Craniofacial morphology of Homo floresiensis: description, taxonomic affinities, and evolutionary implication.
This paper describes in detail the external morphology of LB1/1, the nearly complete and only known cranium of Homo floresiensis. Comparisons were made with a large sample of early groups of theExpand
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Cranial morphology of Javanese Homo erectus: new evidence for continuous evolution, specialization, and terminal extinction.
Our current knowledge of the evolution of Homo during the early to middle Pleistocene is far from complete. This is not only because of the small number of fossil samples available, but also due toExpand
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Taxonomic affinities and evolutionary history of the Early Pleistocene hominids of Java: dentognathic evidence.
Temporal changes, within-group variation, and phylogenetic positions of the Early Pleistocene Javanese hominids remain unclear. Recent debate focused on the age of the oldest Javanese hominids, butExpand
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Changes in mandibular morphology from the Jomon to modern periods in eastern Japan.
  • Y. Kaifu
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 October 1997
Metric characteristics of the mandibles of modern and various historical populations from the Kanto region (east-central Japan) were compared with those of their possible ancestral populations, i.e.,Expand
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Brain size of Homo floresiensis and its evolutionary implications
The extremely small endocranial volume (ECV) of LB1, the type specimen of Homo floresiensis, poses a challenge in our understanding of human brain evolution. Some researchers hypothesize dramaticExpand
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Brief communication: "Pathological" deformation in the skull of LB1, the type specimen of Homo floresiensis.
If the holotype of Homo floresiensis, LB1, suffered from a severe developmental pathology, this could undermine its status as the holotype of a new species. One of the proposed pathologicalExpand
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Fossil record of early modern humans in East Asia
Abstract Human skeletal remains of Late Pleistocene ages are known from both continental and insular regions of East Asia. This paper critically reviews some of these, with the aim of clarifying whatExpand
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