Enamel microstructure of the hominid KB 5223 from Kromdraai, South Africa.

  title={Enamel microstructure of the hominid KB 5223 from Kromdraai, South Africa.},
  author={Rodrigo S. Lacruz},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={132 2},
The Plio-Pleistocene site of Kromdraai, South Africa, is well known for the recovery of the holotype of Paranthropus robustus, one of nine individual hominids recovered from this site to date. Among the Kromdraai sample, the specimen KB 5223 comprises several isolated deciduous and permanent lower teeth assigned to Paranthropus, the only recognized genus at this site. However, a more recent analysis of this specimen suggested that it should be classified as Homo. The lower right first permanent… CONTINUE READING


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