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Research Article

Dental Microwear and Diet of the Plio-Pleistocene Hominin Paranthropus boisei

  • Peter S. Ungar mail,

    pungar@uark.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

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  • Frederick E. Grine,

    Affiliations: Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America, Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mark F. Teaford

    Affiliation: Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002044

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Questionable

Posted by Homotherium on 28 Oct 2009 at 10:00 GMT

Conclusions made here are supposition. There are too many variables that could skew the inference. My view is jury still out on Liem's Paradox. Many sick and dying organisms modify their feeding behaviors prior to death. Author cannot show that feeding behavior prior to death was snapshot of normalcy, etc. Also, many "jackpot" food stuffs are seasonal.

No competing interests declared.