Anthropology: The earliest toothless hominin skull

@article{Lordkipanidze2005AnthropologyTE,
  title={Anthropology: The earliest toothless hominin skull},
  author={David Lordkipanidze and Abesalom Vekua and Reid Ferring and G Philip Rightmire and Jordi Agust{\'i} and Gocha Kiladze and Alexander Mouskhelishvili and Medea Nioradze and Marcia Ponce de Le{\'o}n and Martha Tappen and Christoph P. E. Zollikofer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={434},
  pages={717-718}
}
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