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By Joel D. Irish, G. Richard Scott

Companion to Dental Anthropology offers a suite of unique readings addressing all points and sub-disciplines of the sphere of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution via to the newest clinical research.

  • Represents the main accomplished assurance of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology to be had today
  • Features person chapters written by way of  specialists of their particular sector of dental research
  • Includes authors who additionally current effects from their examine via case reviews or voiced evaluations approximately their work
  • Offers huge insurance of subject matters in relation to dental evolution, morphometric edition, and pathology

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American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 34: 229–241. , II (1976). Dental Evidence on the Origins of the Ainu and Japanese. Science, 193: 911–913. , II (1979). Dental Anthropological Indications of Agriculture among the Jomon People of Central Japan. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 51: 619–636. , II (1983). Dental Evidence for the Peopling of the Americas. In R. Shutler, Jr. ), Early Man in the New World. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, pp. 147–157. , II (1984). Advances in the Dental Search for Native American Origins.

Some, such as the ischnacanthids, had lip and cheek scales that look like tooth whorls, increasing in size with proximity to the mouth. This could be a “smoking gun” for the outside‐in hypothesis (Blais, MacKenzie, and Wilson 2011). Further, like later tooth whorls (but not the pharyngeal denticles of Loganellia), their cusps got larger as new ones were added. The Evolution of Teeth before the Mammals Once teeth evolved, the pressure was on to make them work better. We can identify important milestones and trends through evolution by comparing living sharks to other fishes, fishes to amphibians, amphibians to reptiles, and reptiles to mammals.

A. ), Advances in Dental Anthropology. New York: Wiley‐Liss, pp. 7–11. W. (1978). Evolution of the Dentition in Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic Europe. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Publications in Anthropology, No. 10. S. (1948). Dentition of Indian Crania from Texas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 6: 63–84. J. Armelagos (1985). Factors Affecting the Distribution of Enamel Hypoplasias within the Permanent Dentition. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 68: 479–493. C. Rose (1990).

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