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Newly recognized Pleistocene human teeth from Tabun Cave, Israel

Coppa, Alfredo; Grun, Rainer; Stringer, Chris; Eggins, Stephen; Vargiu, Rita


Seven human teeth from Tabun Cave, Israel, curated at the Natural History Museum London since 1955, are of uncertain provenance and identity. They are all from the upper dentition, without duplications, and are characterized by a similar preservation. The Catalogue of Fossil Hominids (1975) suggested that they might have derived from Tabun Layer A (Bronze Age to Recent). However, one of us (AC) noted some distinctive features of these teeth that warranted further study. They are here assigned...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2005.04.005


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