Europe's oldest jaw: evidence of oral pathology

@article{LpezValverde2012EuropesOJ,
  title={Europe's oldest jaw: evidence of oral pathology},
  author={Antonio L{\'o}pez-Valverde and M. L{\'o}pez-Cristi{\'a} and Rafael G{\'o}mez de Diego},
  journal={BDJ},
  year={2012},
  volume={212},
  pages={243-245}
}
Atapuerca, in the north of Spain, is the archaeological site where the oldest hominid remains within Europe have been found. In 2008 a jaw fragment, corresponding to the symphyseal area, was discovered in the area called the 'Elephant's pit'. Its age has been estimated at 1.2 million years and it is considered to be the oldest human fossil found in Europe and is from the lower Pleistocene. This work analyses the dental and skeletal damage to the specimen, detected in a macroscopic study of… 
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