Contact: Chad Boutin
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Caption: What's a biological anthropologist from George Washington University doing teamed with a National Institute of Standards and Technology materials researcher? Together, they study the teeth of great apes to support the theory that ape teeth and jaws have evolved to handle fallback foods, the diet that apes follow when their primary foods are unavailable.
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