How Homo naledi’s teeth are providing answers, not aches


The fossilised teeth of species found by palaeontologists may be tiny, but they’re a Pandora’s box of information – not only about the species itself and how it is likely to have looked, but also how it lived and ate.

Added to that is the fact that linear enamel hypoplasia can tell us what sort of stress they had in their lives. So what exactly is linear enamel hypoplasia?..

This article is reserved for HeraldLIVE subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all our content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.