Dental Anthropology / Edition 1

Dental Anthropology / Edition 1

by Simon Hillson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521564395

ISBN-13: 9780521564397

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Teeth are among the best sources of evidence for both identification purposes and studies of demography, biological relationships, and health in ancient human communities. The anthropologist's specimen may be a cast that a dentist has taken from a living mouth, or actual teeth from an archaeological site or forensic case. This text introduces the complex biology of

Overview

Teeth are among the best sources of evidence for both identification purposes and studies of demography, biological relationships, and health in ancient human communities. The anthropologist's specimen may be a cast that a dentist has taken from a living mouth, or actual teeth from an archaeological site or forensic case. This text introduces the complex biology of teeth and provides a practical guide to all essential aspects of dental anthropology, including excavation, identification, microscopic study, and tooth age determination. Dental Anthropology is a concise yet comprehensive resource designed for students and researchers in anthropology and archaeology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521564397
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to dental anthropology; 2. Dental anatomy; 3. Variation in size and shape of teeth; 4. Occlusion; 5. Sequence and timing of dental growth; 6. Dental enamel; 7. Dentine; 8. Dental cement; 9. Histological methods of age determination; 10. Biochemistry of dental tissues; 11. Tooth wear and modification; 12. Dental disease; 13. Conclusion: current state, challenges and future developments in dental anthropology; Appendix A: Field and laboratory techniques; Appendix B: Microscopy in dental anthropology; References; Index.

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