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TitleThe anthropology of modern human teeth : dental morphology and its variation in recent and fossil Homo sapiens / G. Richard Scott [and three others]
ImprintCambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Edition Second edition
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Descript 1 online resource (xxvi, 396 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)


All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record


Dental anthropology and morphology -- Description and classification of permanent crown and root traits -- Biological considerations : ontogeny, asymmetry, sex dimorphism, and inter-trait association -- Genetics of morphological trait expression -- Geographic variation in tooth crown and root morphology -- Establishing method and theory for using dental morphology in reconstructions of human population history -- Dental morphology and population history -- Fossil hominin dental morphology with a focus on Homo sapiens

Dental anthropology


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