Anthropology: The earliest toothless hominin skull

@article{Lordkipanidze2005AnthropologyTE,
  title={Anthropology: The earliest toothless hominin skull},
  author={D. Lordkipanidze and A. Vekua and R. Ferring and G. P. Rightmire and J. Agust{\'i} and Gocha Kiladze and A. Mouskhelishvili and M. Nioradze and M. D. Le{\'o}n and M. Tappen and Christoph P. E. Zollikofer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={434},
  pages={717-718}
}
  • D. Lordkipanidze, A. Vekua, +8 authors Christoph P. E. Zollikofer
  • Published 2005
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The site of Dmanisi in the Eurasian republic of Georgia has yielded striking hominin, faunal and archaeological material as evidence for the presence of early Homo outside Africa 1.77 million years ago, documenting an important episode in human evolution. Here we describe a beautifully preserved skull and jawbone from a Dmanisi hominin of this period who had lost all but one tooth several years before death. This specimen not only represents the earliest case of severe masticatory impairment in… CONTINUE READING

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