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Enamel thickness trends in Plio-Pleistocene hominin mandibular molars

Skinner, Matthew M., Alemseged, Zeresenay, Gaunitz, Charleen, Hublin, Jean-Jacques (2015) Enamel thickness trends in Plio-Pleistocene hominin mandibular molars. Journal of Human Evolution, 85 . pp. 35-45. ISSN 0047-2484. (doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.03.012) (KAR id:49684)

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Abstract

Enamel thickness continues to be an important morphological character in hominin systematics and is

majority of published data on molar enamel thickness of Pliocene and early Pleistocene hominins derive

analyze enamel thickness in a large sample of Plio-Pleistocene fossil hominins (n ¼ 99), extant hominoids

microtomography, we examine both average and relative enamel thickness, and the distribution of

trend of increasing enamel thickness during the Pliocene that culminates in the thick enamel of the

hominin taxa share a regional average enamel thickness pattern of thick occlusal enamel and greater

in the occlusal basin. Statistical analysis indicates that among Pliocene hominins enamel thickness is a

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Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.03.012
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Matthew Skinner
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 08:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49684 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Skinner, Matthew M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8321-3543
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