What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution

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

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Author: G. Richard Scott
Publisher: Cambridge Studies in Biologica
ISBN: 1107174414
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Complete guide to genetics, evolution, and variation in human tooth crown and root morphology in modern and fossil Homo sapiens.

Bioarchaeology

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

A Companion to Dental Anthropology

Author: Joel D. Irish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118845439
Format: PDF
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Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution

Author: Shara E. Bailey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402058446
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The objective of the volume is to bring together, in one collection, the most innovative dental anthropological research as it pertains to the study of hominid evolution. In the past few decades both the numbers of hominid dental fossils and the sophistication of the techniques used to analyze them have increased substantially. The book’s contributions focus on dental morphometrics, growth and development, diet and dental evolution.

Evolution s Bite

Author: Peter S. Ungar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884756
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What teeth can teach us about the evolution of the human species Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite, noted paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar brings together for the first time cutting-edge advances in understanding human evolution and climate change with new approaches to uncovering dietary clues from fossil teeth to present a remarkable investigation into the ways that teeth—their shape, chemistry, and wear—reveal how we came to be. Ungar describes how a tooth's "foodprints"—distinctive patterns of microscopic wear and tear—provide telltale details about what an animal actually ate in the past. These clues, combined with groundbreaking research in paleoclimatology, demonstrate how a changing climate altered the food options available to our ancestors, what Ungar calls the biospheric buffet. When diets change, species change, and Ungar traces how diet and an unpredictable climate determined who among our ancestors was winnowed out and who survived, as well as why we transitioned from the role of forager to farmer. By sifting through the evidence—and the scars on our teeth—Ungar makes the important case for what might or might not be the most natural diet for humans. Traveling the four corners of the globe and combining scientific breakthroughs with vivid narrative, Evolution's Bite presents a unique dental perspective on our astonishing human development.

Human Adult Odontometrics

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

Human Growth in the Past

Author: Robert D. Hoppa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521631532
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An interdisciplinary analysis of human growth in past populations, first published in 1999.