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Frans_Jozef
Saturday, April 3rd, 2004, 02:37 AM
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/181353998v1

Abstract:

The discovery of later Middle Pleistocene human remains from the Bau de l'Aubesier, France reinforces an evolutionary model of the gradual accumulation of Neandertal-derived facial and dental features during the Middle Pleistocene of the northwestern Old World. The pronounced maxillary incisor beveling of Aubesier 4 helps to extend the antiquity of nondietary use of the anterior dentition. The interproximal "toothpick" groove on the Aubesier 10 molar increases the sample for these lesions. The pathological loss of the mandibular dentition of Aubesier 11 indicates advanced antemortem masticatory impairment, at a level previously undocumented before the Late Pleistocene. These remains support a view of later Middle Pleistocene humans able to support debilitated individuals despite the considerable use of their bodies to accomplish routine activities.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Monday, April 5th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Go to the link and get a look at these taurodont molars!!!

Scoob
Monday, April 5th, 2004, 09:43 AM
Go to the link and get a look at these taurodont molars!!!
I have heard that some races get wisdom teeth more than others. Does anyone have more info on this?