Evolutionary interpretation of the modern human-like facial morphology of the Atapuerca Gran Dolina-TD6 hominins

@article{Castro2014EvolutionaryIO,
  title={Evolutionary interpretation of the modern human-like facial morphology of the Atapuerca Gran Dolina-TD6 hominins},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro and Mar{\'i}a Martin{\'o}n‐Torres},
  journal={Anthropological Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={122},
  pages={149-155}
}
The Early Pleistocene human fossil remains recovered from the TD6 lithostratigraphic unit of the Gran Dolina cave site in the Sierra de Atapuerca, northern Spain, show a mosaic of primitive and derived features. Among the latter, the modern human-like midfacial topography, as well as several synapomorphies shared with some European Middle Pleistocene hominin and Neanderthals, represents a challenge for the phylogenetic interpretation of Homo antecessor. Using an ontogenetic approach of the… 

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