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dc.contributor.authorGracia-Téllez, Ana-
dc.contributor.authorArsuaga, Juan Luis-
dc.contributor.authorMartínez, Ignacio-
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo Merino, Carlos-
dc.contributor.authorCarretero Díaz, José Miguel-
dc.contributor.authorBermúdez de Castro, José María-
dc.contributor.authorCarbonell, Eudald-
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009, 106 (16), 6573-6578es_ES
dc.description.abstractWe report here a previously undescribed human Middle Pleistocene immature specimen, Cranium 14, recovered at the Sima de los Huesos (SH) site (Atapuerca, Spain), that constitutes the oldest evidence in human evolution of a very rare pathology in our own species, lambdoid single suture craniosynostosis (SSC). Both the ecto- and endo-cranial deformities observed in this specimen are severe. All of the evidence points out that this severity implies that the SSC occurred before birth, and that facial asymmetries, as well as motor/cognitive disorders, were likely to be associated with this condition. The analysis of the present etiological data of this specimen lead us to consider that Cranium 14 is a case of isolated SSC, probably of traumatic origin. The existence of this pathological individual among the SH sample represents also a fact to take into account when referring to sociobiological behavior in Middle Pleistocene humans.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología Spanish Government Grant CGL2006-13532-C03-02.es_ES
dc.publisherNational Academy of Scienceses_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Estados Unidos de América*
dc.subjectHuman evolutiones_ES
dc.subjectCongenital skull deformationes_ES
dc.titleCraniosynostosis in the Middle Pleistocene human Cranium 14 from the Sima de los Huesos, Atapuerca, Spaines_ES
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