Ectopic maxillary third molar in Early Pleistocene Homo antecessor from Atapuerca-Gran Dolina site (Burgos, Spain).

  title={Ectopic maxillary third molar in Early Pleistocene Homo antecessor from Atapuerca-Gran Dolina site (Burgos, Spain).},
  author={Laura Mart{\'i}n-Franc{\'e}s and Mar{\'i}a Martin{\'o}n‐Torres and Marina Mart{\'i}nez de Pinillos and Priscilla Bayle and Pilar Fern{\'a}ndez-Col{\'o}n and Cecilia Garc{\'i}a-Campos and Mario Modesto-Mata and Eudald Carbonell and Juan Luis Arsuaga and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
OBJECTIVES Here we describe the case of an ectopic maxillary third molar (M3 ), preventing the eruption of the M2 , in the individual H3 of the hominin hypodigm of level TD6.2 of the Early Pleistocene site of Gran Dolina (Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain). MATERIALS AND METHODS The fossil remains from the TD6.2 level of the Gran Dolina site (about 170 specimens) are assigned to Homo antecessor. Different geochronological methods place these hominins in the oxygen isotopic stage 21, between 0.8 and… 
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