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The Science and Art of Neandertal Teeth [Slide Show]

The fossilized teeth of the Neandertals are scientifically informative--and pleasing to the eye

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OCCLUSAL VIEW of a lower right first molar with the crown morphology highlighted in different colors.....[ More ]

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MESIAL (FRONT) VIEW of a lower left first molar, showing an deep tooth pick groove at the junction of the crown and root.....[ More ]

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BUCCAL VIEW of an upper right second molar.....[ More ]

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LINGUAL (TONGUE SIDE) VIEW of an upper right third molar, showing a large flake removed from the crown.....[ More ]

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LOOKING INTO the enlarged pulp chamber of the broken root of a lower left second molar.....[ More ]

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THE OCCLUSAL SURFACE of a lower right third molar from a young individual, based on the slight surface wear.....[ More ]

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OCCLUSAL (CHEWING) SURFACE of an upper left second premolar (bicuspid). In the area of the ‘smile’ the tooth surface shows deformation due to growth abnormalities as the crown developed.....[ More ]

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DISTAL (BACK) SIDE of a lower right second molar. The enlarged root is another example of taurodontism.....[ More ]

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BUCCAL (CHEEK) VIEW of a lower right third molar (wisdom tooth) showing the broken open pulp chamber and the typical taurodontism in the Krapina Neandertals.....[ More ]

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