Dental Anthropology

Dental Anthropology

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Teeth are one of the best sources of evidence for both identification and studies of demography, biological relationships and health in ancient human communities. This text introduces the complex biology of teeth and provides a practical guide to the: * excavation, cleaning, storage and recording of dental remains * identification of human teeth including those in a worn or fragmentary state * methods for studying variation in tooth morphology * study of microscopic internal and external structure of dental tissues, and methods of age-determination * estimation of age-at-death from dental development, tooth wear and dental histology * recording of dental disease in archaeological and museum collections Dental Anthropology is the text for students and researchers in anthropology and archaeology, together with others interested in dental remains from archaeological sites, museum collections or forensic more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 116 b/w illus. 59 tables
  • 1139170694
  • 9781139170697

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'This book more than fulfils its said mission. The author has introduced a wealth of information served up into a highly digestible format. Whatever the research focus, this book engenders an integrated appreciation for evolution, adaptation, and disease processes. Dental Anthropology is of the superb quality we have come to expect from Cambridge University Press. this is not only a timely book providing an introduction to or reinforcing our foundation, but a volume necessary for all students of dental anthropology, novice or veteran, studying teeth in any context.' International Journal of Osteoarchaelogyshow more

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; more

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