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Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology

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ISBN-10: 0521870615

ISBN-13: 9780521870610

Edition: 2008

Authors: Joel D. Irish, Greg C. Nelson

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Bringing together a variety of today's most accomplished dental researchers Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth. The chapters encompass work on individuals to samples, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. The focus throughout the book is the methodology required for the study of modern dental anthropology, comprising the most up-to-date scientific methods in use today - ranging from simple observation to advanced computer-based analyses - which can be utilized by the reader in their own dental research. Originating from the 20th anniversary meeting of the Dental Anthropology Association, this is…    
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Book details

List price: $170.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 470
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Joel D. Irish is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Greg C. Nelson is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon.

Context
Introduction
History of dental anthropology
Statistical applications in dental anthropology
Applications in Assessing Population Health
Using Perikymata to estimate the duration of growth disruptions in fossil hominin teeth: issues of methodology and interpretation
Micro spatial distributions of lead and zinc in human deciduous tooth
The current state of dental decay
Dental caries prevalence by sex in prehistory: magnitude and meaning
Dental pathology prevalence and pervasiveness at Tepe Hissar: statistical utility for investigating Inter-relationships between wealth, gender, and status
Applied Life and Population History
Charting the chronology of developing dentitions
Dental age revisited
Primate dental topographic analysis and functional morphology
Forensic dental anthropology: issues and guidelines
Inter and intraspecific variation in pan tooth crown morphology: implications for neandertal taxonomy
The quantitative genetic analysis of primate dental variation: history of the approach and prospects for the future