A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo

  title={A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo},
  author={D. Lordkipanidze and M. S. Ponce de Le{\'o}n and A. Margvelashvili and Y. Rak and G. P. Rightmire and A. Vekua and Christoph P. E. Zollikofer},
  pages={326 - 331}
  • D. Lordkipanidze, M. S. Ponce de León, +4 authors Christoph P. E. Zollikofer
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A Heady Find In the past two decades, excavations at the archaeological site at Dmanisi, Georgia, have revealed hominin fossils from the earliest Pleistocene, soon after the genus Homo first dispersed beyond Africa. Lordkipanidze et al. (p. 326; see the cover) now describe a fossil cranium from the site. Combined with mandibular remains that had been found earlier, this find completes the first entire hominin skull from this period. An early Pleistocene adult skull illuminates the evolution and… CONTINUE READING
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