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Title: Further evidence of periodontal bone pathology in a juvenile specimen of Australopithecus africanus from Sterkfontein, South Africa
Authors: Ripamonti, U
Kirkbride, AN
Yates, SC
Thackeray, JF
Keywords: Australopithecus africanus
Alveolar bone loss
Deciduous molars
Periodontal bone pathology
Sterkfontein
Multidisciplinary sciences
Issue Date: Apr-1997
Publisher: Bureau Scientific Publications
Citation: Ripamonti, U, et al. 1997. Further evidence of periodontal bone pathology in a juvenile specimen of Australopithecus africanus from Sterkfontein, South Africa. South African Journal of Science, vol. 93(4), pp 177-178
Abstract: The dentition and alveolar bone of a maxilla of a juvenile Australopithecus africanus have been examined using a high energy X-ray computed tomography scanner. Results indicate the presence of previously undetected severe alveolar bone loss, localised around the roofs of deciduous molars. The high energy X-ray capability of the industrial scanner (nor available on conventional medical scanners) has the potential to reveal morphological details of fossil specimens.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2062
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2062
ISSN: 0038-2353
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