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Dental Anthropology: Fundamentals, Limits and Prospects

Dental Anthropology: Fundamentals, Limits and Prospects

by Kurt W. Alt
     
 
The study of teeth is an important key to the biology and culture of past and living populations. Their extreme hardness, their numerous and highly heritable characteristics and their susceptibility to environmental responses allow inferences of human evolution, adaptation, living conditions, environments, group affinity, kinship and the life and death of single

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The study of teeth is an important key to the biology and culture of past and living populations. Their extreme hardness, their numerous and highly heritable characteristics and their susceptibility to environmental responses allow inferences of human evolution, adaptation, living conditions, environments, group affinity, kinship and the life and death of single persons. This has been gradually discovered during the last thirty years, and it lead to the formation of the new field of dental anthropology. It is rooted in biology and has strong ties to dentistry, forensics and the humanities. This book gives a comprehensive view of this new field of dental anthropology. It provides a basic introduction as well as a reference for the specialist in anthropology, forensics, ecology, paleontology and dentistry. Most aspects are completely new, particularly the syntheses. The basic experience and literature is of a broad international and multilingual origin.

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"... an excellent overview of the multidisciplinary nature of dental anthropology including some of the limitations of present approaches, as well as future directions ... a valuable addition to the literature in dental anthropology ... recommended to teachers, researchers and postgraduate students in the field.” Anthropological Science

"... A new, modern text on this interesting subject. Hundreds of excellent illustrations. Well referenced.” Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists, 4–6/1999

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783709174982
Publisher:
Springer Vienna
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.05(d)

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