Human Evolution @ UCL


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Martinon-Torres Maria

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María Martinón-Torres

Lecturer in Paleoanthropology

UCL Dept of Anthropology

Human Evolution Interest

My main research interests are the taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolutionary scenario of the Pleistocene hominins, with a particular focus on the analysis of the dental evidence. Teeth are the most abundant and well preserved remains of the fossil record so they can cover a larger geographical range and time depth than any other skeletal part. Due to their high genetic component, teeth become an ideal proxy to infer phylogenetic relatedness. I am interested in contextualising the morphological variability of the Pleistocene hominins in a paleoenvironmental frame in order to build an evolutionary scenario for the genus Homo.

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