The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

A global study of dental variation offering insights into modern human origins.

Author: G. Richard Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521784530

Category: Science

Page: 382

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A global study of dental variation offering insights into modern human origins.
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The Tales Teeth Tell

The Tales Teeth Tell

See examples and discussion in G. Richard Scott and Christy G. Turner II , The
Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth : Dental Morphology and its Variation in
Recent Human Populations ( Cambridge , UK : Cambridge University Press ,
1997 ) ...

Author: Tanya M. Smith

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262038713

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots—capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses. The study of ancient, fossilized teeth sheds light on how our ancestors grew up, how we evolved, and how prehistoric cultural transitions continue to affect humans today. In The Tales Teeth Tell, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates—including our own uniqueness. Humans' impressive set of varied teeth provides a multipurpose toolkit honed by the diet choices of our mammalian ancestors. Fossil teeth, highly resilient because of their substantial mineral content, are all that is left of some long-extinct species. Smith explains how researchers employ painstaking techniques to coax microscopic secrets from these enigmatic remains. Counting tiny daily lines provides a way to estimate age that is more powerful than any other forensic technique. Dental plaque—so carefully removed by dental hygienists today—records our ancestors' behavior and health in the form of fossilized food particles and bacteria, including their DNA. Smith also traces the grisly origins of dentistry, reveals that the urge to pick one's teeth is not unique to humans, and illuminates the age-old pursuit of “dental art.” The book is generously illustrated with original photographs, many in color.
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Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology

Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology

This follow-up to The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth puts methods to use in interpreting human origins and affinities.

Author: G. Richard Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107011458

Category: Medical

Page: 559

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This follow-up to The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth puts methods to use in interpreting human origins and affinities.
Categories: Medical

The Backbone of Europe

The Backbone of Europe

Developmental microscopic defects in the teeth of subhuman primates, American
Journal of Physical Anthropology, 14(2): 193–214. Scott G. R.; Turner. C. G. II (
1997). The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth, Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Richard H. Steckel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108390040

Category: Social Science

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Using human skeletal remains, this volume traces health, workload and violence in the European population over the past 2,000 years. Health was surprisingly good for people who lived during the early Medieval Period. The Plague of Justinian of the sixth century was ultimately beneficial for health because the smaller population had relatively more resources that contributed to better living conditions. Increasing population density and inequality in the following centuries imposed an unhealthy diet - poor in protein - on the European population. With the onset of the Little Ice Age in the late Middle Ages, a further health decline ensued, which was not reversed until the nineteenth century. While some aspects of health declined, other attributes improved. During the early modern period, interpersonal violence (outside of warfare) declined possibly because stronger states and institutions were able to enforce compromise and cooperation. European health over the past two millennia was hence multifaceted in nature.
Categories: Social Science

The Settlement of the American Continents

The Settlement of the American Continents

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Biogeography C. Michael Barton,
Geoffrey A. Clark, David R. Yesner, Georges A. ... 1997 The Anthropology of
Modern Human Teeth : Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent Human
Populations .

Author: C. Michael Barton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780816532827

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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When many scholars are asked about early human settlement in the Americas, they might point to a handful of archaeological sites as evidence. Yet the process was not a simple one, and today there is no consistent argument favoring a particular scenario for the peopling of the New World. This book approaches the human settlement of the Americas from a biogeographical perspective in order to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of this unique event. It considers many of the questions that continue to surround the peopling of the Western Hemisphere, focusing not on sites, dates, and artifacts but rather on theories and models that attempt to explain how the colonization occurred. Unlike other studies, this book draws on a wide range of disciplines--archaeology, human genetics and osteology, linguistics, ethnology, and ecology--to present the big picture of this migration. Its wide-ranging content considers who the Pleistocene settlers were and where they came from, their likely routes of migration, and the ecological role of these pioneers and the consequences of colonization. Comprehensive in both geographic and topical coverage, the contributions include an explanation of how the first inhabitants could have spread across North America within several centuries, the most comprehensive review of new mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome data relating to the colonization, and a critique of recent linguistic theories. Although the authors lean toward a conservative rather than an extreme chronology, this volume goes beyond the simplistic emphasis on dating that has dominated the debate so far to a concern with late Pleistocene forager adaptations and how foragers may have coped with a wide range of environmental and ecological factors. It offers researchers in this exciting field the most complete summary of current knowledge and provides non-specialists and general readers with new answers to the questions surrounding the origins of the first Americans.
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Human Biology

Human Biology

In my dental anthropology course I presently use two texts : Hillson ( 1996 ) and
Scott and Turner ( 2000 ) ( both are also ... The Anthropology of Modern Human
Teeth : Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent Human Populations .

Author: Raymond Pearl

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018608155

Category: Anthropology

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Includes section "Recent literature useful in the study of human biology."
Categories: Anthropology

The Review of Archaeology

The Review of Archaeology

Annual Review of Anthropology 31 ( 1 ) : 363 - 393 . Bar - Yosef , O . and S . L .
Kuhn ( 1999 ) The big deal about blades : Laminar technologies and human
evolution . ... the most durable elements of a way of life that heralds the final
disappearances of Neandertals and the beginning of modern human occupation
throughout western Eurasia . ... Bourke , S . J . ( 1998 ) Two human teeth from
Ras el - Kelb .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019333720

Category: America

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Abhath al Yarmouk

Abhath al Yarmouk

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth . Cambridge University Press . UK .
1977 . L . Sokoloff . The biology of degenerative joint disease , University of
Chicago Press , Chicago , 1969 . B . H . Smith . Patterns of molar wear in hunter ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P009172782

Category: Humanities

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Categories: Humanities

BABAO 2004

BABAO 2004

Dental anthropology of the prehistoric Canarian islandscape : Tracking
population dynamics and lifestyle . American Journal of Physical Anthropology
S36 : 162 - 163 . Scott GR & Turner CG . 1997 . The Anthropology of Modern
Human Teeth ...

Author: British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. Conference University of Bristol)

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015070948149

Category: Nature

Page: 81

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Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, University of Bristol This volume presents 10 papers from the 6th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, held at the University of Bristol in September 2004.
Categories: Nature

American Anthropologist Volume 100 Number 3 September 1998

American Anthropologist   Volume 100  Number 3  September 1998

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth : Dental Morphology and Its Variation
in Recent Human Populations . G. Richard Scott and Christy G. Turner II . New
York : Cambridge University Press , 1997.382 pp . JOHN T. MAYHALL University
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Periodicum Biologorum

Periodicum Biologorum

SCOTT GR , TURNER CG II 1997 The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth .
Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent Human Populations . Cambridge
University Press , Cambridge . 30 . MIZOGUCHI Y 1985 Shovelling : A statistical ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068690281

Category: Biology

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Categories: Biology

Robinson , J . T . ( 1956 ) The dentition of the Australopithecinae : Transvaal
Museum Memoir No . 9 . Transvaal Museum , Pretoria . Scott G . and Turner II C .
G . ( 1997 ) The anthropology of modern human teeth . Cambridge University
Press ...

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Categories: Anthropology

Human Remains in Archaeology

Human Remains in Archaeology

... D , 2002 Variability of the pattern of aging on the human skeleton : evidence
from bone indicators and implications on age at death estimation , J ... 30 , 1373 -
83 Scott , G R , & Turner , C G , 1997 The anthropology of modern human teeth .

Author: Charlotte A. Roberts

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: UOM:39015079163856

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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The author presents a guide to interpreting human remains. The text covers why to study human remains from archaeological sites, ethical concerns and human remains, and the disposal and preservation of the dead. Then it delves into actual practice, describing excavation, processing, conservation, and curation. The core chapters focus on recording and analyzing data, considering in turn basic information, palaeopathology, and calling out the hard sciences. A final chapter ponders the future of the dead.
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African Anthropology

African Anthropology

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth : Dental Morphology and its Variation
in Recent Human Populations . G Richard Scott and Christy G. Turner il .
Cambridge Studies in Biological Anthropology . New York : Cambridge University
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112752626

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Michigan Discussions in Anthropology

Michigan Discussions in Anthropology

American Journal of Physical Anthropology , Supplement 26 : 112 . Review of
The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth : Dental Morphology and its Variation
in Recent Human Populations . G . Richard Scott and Christy G . Turner , II .
Dental ...

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ISBN: IND:30000103038745

Category: Anthropology

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Current Research in Egyptology 2000

Current Research in Egyptology 2000

Hillson , S. 1978 Human Biological Variation in the Nile Valley , in Relation to
Environmental Factors . Unpublished ... 1997 The Anthropology of Modern
Human Teeth : Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent Human
Populations .

Author: Angela McDonald

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110536732

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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A collection of 17 papers by graduate students, taken from a symposium held at Oxford in 2000, presenting new and on-going research on a variety of aspects of Egytptian society, art, culture and history. Subjects include: royal sculpture, women's public health, dental health, transportation of quarried stone, tomb construction, Byzantine Egypt, and much more.
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Choice

Choice

The anthropology of modern human teeth : dental morphology and its variation in
recent human populations , by G . Richard Scott and Christy G . Turner ,
Cambridge , 1997 . 382p bibl index afp ( Cambridge studies in biological
anthropology ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079402569

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Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Christopher B. Ruff, received his Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and is ... 2000); "The Anthropology of Modern
Human Teeth," with C.G. Turner II (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK,
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Author: M. Anne Katzenberg

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN: UOM:39015076182123

Category: Science

Page: 640

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Advance praise for the Second Edition: "The substantial widening of the coverage and the inclusion ofissues that have received increased or revitalized researchinterest since publication of the First Edition will provideunrivalled comprehensiveness." —Holger Schutkowski, PhD, University of Bradford,UK "I enthusiastically recommend the publication of this SecondEdition. It is already an excellent volume and [will] no doubtfind its way into many upper-division courses." —Patricia Lambert, PhD, Utah State University The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the HumanSkeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on thescientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered fromarchaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughlyrevised content, this Second Edition provides the mostcomprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic available. Like the previous edition, this Second Edition isorganized into five parts with contributing chapters written byexperts in the field of human skeletal biology: Part One coverstheory and application; Part Two discusses morphological analysesof bone, teeth, and age changes; Part Three reviews prehistorichealth and disease; Part Four examines chemical and geneticanalysis of hard tissues; and Part Five closes with coverage ofquantitative methods and population studies. Each chapter includesa review of recent studies, descriptions of analytical techniquesand underlying assumptions, theory, methodological advances, andspeculation about future research. New or thoroughly revised content includes: Techniques in the analysis of human skeletal and dentalremains Extensive coverage of new technologies, including modernmorphometric techniques Advances in the field of forensic anthropology Enhanced discussion of ethical terms regarding the study ofaboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer thedominant culture Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, SecondEdition serves as an indispensable research guide to biologicalanthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, andarchaeologists. Now with a stronger focus on teaching complexmaterial to students, this revised edition provides enhanced casestudies and discussions for future directions, making it aninvaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduatestudents in biological anthropology and forensic anthropologyprograms.
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