Primitive Hominid Canine from Tanzania

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Science  17 Jul 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4505, pp. 348-349
DOI: 10.1126/science.213.4505.348


A primitive hominid canine recovered at Laetoli by Louis Leakey in 1935 and stored at the British Museum of Natural History adds to our knowledge of dental anatomy in Australopithecus. The specimen was the first adult Australopithecus recovered and the first ancient hominid discovered in eastern Africa.