Recent studies of dental development in Neandertals: Implications for Neandertal life histories

@article{GuatelliSteinberg2009RecentSO,
  title={Recent studies of dental development in Neandertals: Implications for Neandertal life histories},
  author={Debbie Guatelli‐Steinberg},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  year={2009},
  volume={18}
}
Did Neandertals share with modern humans their prolonged periods of growth and delayed ages of maturation? During the past five years, renewed interest in this question has produced dental studies with seemingly contradictory results. Some suggest fast dental growth, 1 , 2 while others appear to suggest a slower, modern‐human dental growth pattern. 3 , 4 Although some apparent contradictions can be reconciled, there remain questions that can be resolved only with additional data and cross… 
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