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Videoscope analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton reveals detailed dental information


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IMAGE: An image of the skull, combined with a detail of the palate, with the maxillary teeth visible. view more 

Credit: Soprintendenza ABAP per la Città metropolitana di Bari.

Article Title: In situ observations on the dentition and oral cavity of the Neanderthal skeleton from Altamura (Italy)

Funding: This work was supported by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, PRIN 2015 grant to G.M., J.M.-C. and D.M., number 2015WPHSCJ, The Soprintendenza A.B.A.P. per la città metropolitana di Bari (formerly Soprintendenza Archeologia per la Puglia); the "G. Sergi" Museum of Anthropology (Sapienza University of Rome) and the Museo delle Civiltà (section "L. Pigorini", Rome) granted access to fossil specimens. The company Olympus (Olympus Italia S.r.l. and Olympus Europe) provided the endoscopic equipment. DentaForm S.r.l. (Pistoia, Italy) provided the NOMAD™ Pro 2 X-ray system and the KaVo ScanXam™. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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