What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution
What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution

What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution

by Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107442603
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2016
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg is Professor of Anthropology and Courtesy Professor of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at Ohio State University. She has conducted extensive research on fossil hominin teeth across Africa, Europe and Asia, and has published widely in the fields of dental palaeoanthropology and dental primatology.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Teeth and Australopiths: 1. March of the bipeds: the early years; 2. Dentally derived dietary inferences: the australopiths; 3. Curious canines; 4. Incisive insights into childhood; Part II. Teeth and the Genus Homo: 5. March of the bipeds: the later years; 6. Dentally derived dietary inferences: the genus Homo and its diminishing dentition; 7. Long in the tooth: life history changes in Homo; 8. Knowing Neanderthals through their teeth; 9. Insights into the origins of modern humans and their dental diseases; 10. Every tooth a diamond.

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