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9.7-Million-Year-Old Teeth Found In Europe

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According to this National Geographic Article

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Two well-preserved teeth recovered from sediments in Germany offer intriguing clues to how some of our distant primate relatives eked out a living in what is now northern Europe. But do these teeth, as many news outlets have proclaimed, “rewrite human history?” In a word, no.

The article also contains a link to the original paper published on this finding, which definitively doesn't "rewrite human history". Enjoy!

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Nice find doc, although you gave away the plot in the O.P. In fact there are also doubts that the teeth belong to a hominin at all.  In the same article, it was noted:

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Sergio Almécija, an anthropologist at George Washington University who also studies pliopithecoids, agrees. As for the supposedly hominin-like canine, the experts’ opinions range from interest to dismissal. Begun even doubts that it's a canine.

“The 'canine' looks to me like a piece of a ruminant tooth,” Begun says by email. Ruminants are cud-chewing, plant-eating mammals such as cows and sheep. “It has a funny break that makes it look a bit like a canine, but it is definitely not a canine, nor is it [from] a primate.”

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/ancient-teeth-found-germany-dont-rewrite-human-history-science/

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Thanks. However, I morn the loss of those 1920 specimens that the article mentioned and the wealth of insight they certainly could have provided.

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