Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology

Author: Joel D. Irish
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139468111
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth. The chapters encompass work on individuals to samples, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. The focus throughout the book is the methodology required for the study of modern dental anthropology, comprising the scientific methods in use today - ranging from simple observation to advanced computer-based analyses - which can be utilized by the reader in their own dental research. Originating from the 20th anniversary meeting of the Dental Anthropology Association, this is a valuable reference source for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals in the social and life sciences, as well as clinicians.

Bioarchaeology

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052183869X
Format: PDF
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A synthetic treatment of the study of human remains from archaeological contexts for current and future generations of bioarchaeologists.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Author: G. Richard Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316805719
Format: PDF
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All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.

Human Adult Odontometrics

Author: Julius A. Kieser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521353908
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book has an important role in demonstrating to students the diverse practical applications of odontometrics.

What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution

Author: Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107082102
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explores the insights that fossil hominin teeth provide about human evolution, linking findings with current debates in palaeoanthropology.

Shaping Primate Evolution

Author: Fred Anapol
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139451567
Format: PDF
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Shaping Primate Evolution is an edited collection of papers about how biological form is described in primate biology, and the consequences of form for function and behavior. The contributors are highly regarded internationally recognized scholars in the field of quantitative primate evolutionary morphology. Each chapter elaborates upon the analysis of the form-function-behavior triad in a unique and compelling way. This book is distinctive not only in the diversity of the topics discussed, but also in the range of levels of biological organization that are addressed from cellular morphometrics to the evolution of primate ecology. The book is dedicated to Charles E. Oxnard, whose influential pioneering work on innovative metric and analytic techniques has gone hand-in-hand with meticulous comparative functional analyses of primate anatomy. Through the marriage of theory with analytical applications, this volume will be an important reference work for all those interested in primate functional morphology.