The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth: Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo Sapiens

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth: Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo Sapiens

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ISBN-13: 9781316626481
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series , #79
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

G. Richard Scott is Foundation Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has written two books and edited two books on dental morphology and anthropology.

At his passing in 2013, Christy G. Turner II was Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He wrote books on dental morphology, cannibalism and violence in the prehistoric Southwest, and cave taphonomy in Siberia.

Grant C. Townsend is Emeritus Professor at Adelaide Dental School. He has received the Distinguished Scientist Award in Craniofacial Biology from the International Association for Dental Research, and has published books in the field of human growth and development.

Mar�a Martin�n-Torres is a Reader in Paleoanthropology at University College London. She has studied some of the most relevant fossil dental samples from Eurasia, from the Pleistocene sites of Atapuerca to the earliest Homo sapiens in China.

Table of Contents

Preface; Prologue; 1. Dental anthropology and morphology; 2. Description and classification of permanent crown and root traits; 3. Biological considerations: ontogeny, asymmetry, sex dimorphism, and inter-trait association; 4. Genetics of morphological trait expression; 5. Geographic variation in tooth crown and root morphology; 6. Establishing method and theory for using dental morphology in reconstructions of human population history; 7. Dental morphology and population history; 8. Fossil hominin dental morphology with a focus on Homo sapiens; Epilogue; Appendix: tables of data; References; Index.

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