Behavioral inferences from the high levels of dental chipping in Homo naledi.

@article{Towle2017BehavioralIF,
  title={Behavioral inferences from the high levels of dental chipping in Homo naledi.},
  author={Ian Towle and Joel D. Irish and Isabelle De Groote},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2017},
  volume={164 1},
  pages={
          184-192
        }
}
OBJECTIVES A variety of mechanical processes can result in antemortem dental chipping. In this study, chipping data in the teeth of Homo naledi are compared with those of other pertinent dental samples to give insight into their etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS Permanent teeth with complete crowns evidencing occlusal wear were examined macroscopically. The location, number, and severity of fractures were recorded and compared to those found in samples of two other South African fossil hominin… 

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