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Comment on “A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo

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Science  25 Apr 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6182, pp. 360
DOI: 10.1126/science.1250056

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Lordkipanidze et al. (Research Article, 18 October 2013, p. 326) conclude, from gross morphological comparisons and geometric-morphometric analysis of general shape, that the five hominid crania from Dmanisi in Georgia represent a single regional variant of Homo erectus. However, dental, mandibular, and cranial morphologies all suggest taxic diversity and, in particular, validate the previously named H. georgicus.

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