Tooth Development in Human Evolution and Bioarchaeology

Tooth Development in Human Evolution and Bioarchaeology

by Simon Hillson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107011335
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Pages: 313
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Simon Hillson is Professor of Bioarchaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He has over 35 years of experience in teaching and research in dental anthropology, with research focussing on the development and diseases of teeth and the ways in which these can shed light on the way of life of people in the past. His previous books include Teeth (Cambridge University Press, second edition, 2005) and Dental Anthropology (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Why development and why teeth?; 2. Development schedule, body size and brain size; 3. How teeth grow in living primates; 4. Microscopic markers of growth in dental tissues; 5. Building dental development sequences; 6. Human evolution, pace of development and life history; 7. Dental markers of disease and malnutrition; 8. Health, stress, evolution, the rise of agriculture and towns; 9. Conclusion; Appendix A. Tables; Appendix B. Technical information; References; Index.

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