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Different views of an upper right molar tooth excavated near Eppelsheim, Germany | Herbert Lutz et al., Mainz Natural History Museum
Archaeology

Prehistoric Fossil Teeth Spark Heated Debate Over Human Evolution

The teeth, found in Germany, provoked one observer to suggest human history may need to be rewritten. Some experts, however, remain very skeptical.

Artist’s reconstruction of the face of Australopithecus afarensis | Wikimedia Commons
Skull of the fossil primate Epipliopithecus vindobonensis on display at the Field Museum of Natural History | James St. John, Flickr
Various views of the upper left canine tooth found at Eppelsheim | Herbert Lutz et al., Mainz Natural History Museum