L'énigme odontologique du crâne de Steinheim 280 ka - Allemagne

Abstract : Abstract The Steinheim skull was discovered in Germany, near Stuttgart in 1933. It is dated to 280 000 years. Despite its age it introduced many modern characters. His phyletic position is always questioned. Modern Man or Neandertal ? A former radiography that we recently examined suggests that his teeth have suffered dental care, canals containing a substance radio-opaque. Are they well as old as the skull ? We are studying the fossil teeth, casts, then on the original skull in Stuttgart. Curiously, very few studies have been devoted to these teeth. Based on images obtained by scanner and our morphological study believe that the current teeth are certainly those who were present at the discovery, but the presence of radio-opaque material intra-canal and intra-pulp remains unexplained. A doubt subsists
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Jean Granat, Evelyne Peyre. L'énigme odontologique du crâne de Steinheim 280 ka - Allemagne. Actes SFHAD, 2009, 13, pp.14-18 Jean Granat. ⟨hal-00728520⟩

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