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Georgian National Museum; Dmanisi Paleoanthopology Field School coordinator

The main interest of studies is focused on the evolution of hominin dental occlusion and its correlations with craniofacial morphology. Research also examines the biomechanical properties and impact of food processing on the development of the masticatory system and exploration of the dental wear patterns.



F. Welker, J. Ramos-Madrigal, P. Gutenbrunner, M. Mackie, S. Tiwary, R. R. Jersie-Christensen, C. Chiva, M. R. Dickinson, M. Kuhlwilm, M. de Manuel, P- Gelabert, M. Martinon-Torres, A. Margvelashvili, J. L. Arsuaga, E. Carbonell, T. Marques-Bonet, K. Penkman, E. Sabido, J. Cox, J. V. Olsen, D. Lordkipanidze, F. Racimo, C. Lalueza-Fox, J. M. Bermudez de Castro, E. Willerslev, E.Cappellini. The dental proteome of Homo antecessor. Nature. 2020 Apr; 580(7802):235-8.


G. P. Rightmire, A. Margvelashvili, D. Lordkipanidze: Variation among thr Dmanisi hominins: Multiple taxa or one species? American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2018): 168(3) 481-495


G. P. Rightmire, M. S. Ponce de León, D. Lordkipanidze, A. Margvelashvili, C. P. E. Zollikofer: Skull 5 from Dmanisi: Descriptive anatomy, comparative studies, and evolutionary significance. Journal of human evolution (2017): 104, 50-79


A. Margvelashvili, C.P.E. Zollikofer, D. Lordkipanidze, P. Tafforeau, M.S. Ponce de León: Comparative analysis of dentognathic pathologies in the Dmanisi mandibles. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2016): DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22966


C.P.E. Zollikofer, M.S. Ponce de León, A. Margvelashvili, G.P. Rightmire, D. Lordkipanidze: Responce to Comment on "A complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia and the Evolutionary biology of Early Homo" . Science 344.6182 (2014): 360b-360b


D.Lordkipanidze, M.S. Ponce de León, A. Margvelashvili, Y. Rak, G.P. Rightmire, A. Vekua, C.P.E. Zollikofer. A complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the evolutionary biology of early Homo. Science 342.6156 (2013): 326-331.

A. Margvelashvili, C.P.E. Zollikofer, D. Lordkipanidze, T. Peltomäki, M.S. Ponce de León. Tooth wear and dentoalveolar remodeling are key factors of morphological variation in the Dmanisi mandibles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(43) (2013), 17278-17283.


J.M. Bermúdez de Castro, M. Martinón-Torres, A. Gómez-Robles, A. Margvelashvili, J.L. Arsuaga, J.M. Carretero, I. Martinez, and S. Sarmiento. The Gran Dolina-TD6 Human Fossil Remains and the Origin of Neanderthals. Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe: One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology) ed. Silvana Condemi and Gerd-Christian Weniger. Publication Date: March 16, 2011 | ISBN-10: 9400704917 | ISBN-13: 978-9400704916 | Edition: 1st Edition.


M. Martinón-Torres, J.M .Bermúdez de Castro, A. Gómez-Robles, A. Margvelashvili, L. Prado, D. Lordkipanidze, A. Vekua. Dental remains from Dmanisi (Republic of Georgia): Morphological analysis and comparative study. Journal of Human Evolution Aug;55(2) (2008):249-73

A. Margvelashvili. The Morphological description of the Dental Remains from the Early Paleolithic site of Dmanisi (Georgia). Annali dell’universita di Ferrara; Museuologia Scientifica e Naturalistica; International Erasmus Mundus Master, Quaternary and Prehistory Master Theses 2006-2007. Volume Speciale (2008) ISSN 1824-2707 - [non-refereed]


M. Martinón-Torres, J.M. Bermúdez de Castro, A. Gómez-Robles, J.L. Arsuaga, E. Carbonell, D. Lordkipanidze, G. Manzi, and A. MargvelashviliDental evidence on the hominin dispersals during the Pleistocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 14, Vol 104(33) (2007)– 13279-82.

D. Lordkipanidze, A. Vekua, Ph.G. Rightmire, A. Margvelashvili. Hominid fossils from Dmanisi and their place among the Early Hominids. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences 175 (2007): 104-111 - [non-refereed]


A. Gómez-Robles, M. Martinón-Torres, J.M .Bermúdez de Castro, M. Bastir, J.L. Arsuaga, A. Pérez-Pérez, F. Estebaranz, A. MargvelashviliHominin upper first molar morphology through geometric morphometric analysis. Journal of Human Evolution, Sep 53 (3) (2006), 272-285.