An important advancement in human evolution studies has been achieved after scientists retrieved the oldest human genetic data set from an 800,000-year-old tooth belonging to the hominin species Homo antecessor.
María Martinon-Torres at the Atapuerca sites. Photo credit: A. Canet.
María Martinon-Torres was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the fall of 2012 for her project entitled “Micro-CT study of the Pleistocene human fossil teeth from Atapuerca.”
By allowing researchers to reconstruct the internal structures of fossil dental samples, MicroCT provides a new dataset of… more »