Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins

@article{Scott2005DentalMT,
  title={Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins},
  author={Robert S E Scott and Peter S Ungar and Torbjorn S. Bergstrom and Christopher A. Brown and Frederick E. Grine and Mark F. Teaford and Alan E. Walker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={436},
  pages={693-695}
}
Reconstructing the diets of extinct hominins is essential to understanding the paleobiology and evolutionary history of our lineage. Dental microwear, the study of microscopic tooth-wear resulting from use, provides direct evidence of what an individual ate in the past. Unfortunately, established methods of studying microwear are plagued with low repeatability and high observer error. Here we apply an objective, repeatable approach for studying three-dimensional microwear surface texture to… CONTINUE READING
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