Comment on “A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo”

  title={Comment on “A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo”},
  author={Jeffrey H Schwartz and Ian Tattersall and Zhang Chi},
  pages={360 - 360}
Lordkipanidze et al. (Research Article, 18 October 2013, p. 326) conclude, from gross morphological comparisons and geometric-morphometric analysis of general shape, that the five hominid crania from Dmanisi in Georgia represent a single regional variant of Homo erectus. However, dental, mandibular, and cranial morphologies all suggest taxic diversity and, in particular, validate the previously named H. georgicus. 
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