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A Companion to Dental Anthropology

Series: Blackwell Companions to Anthropology

By: Joel D Irish (Editor), G Richard Scott (Editor), Clark Spencer Larsen (Foreword By)

540 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Dec 2015 | #232661 | ISBN-13: 9781118845431
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About this book

Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology – from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research.
- Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today
- Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research
- Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work
- Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

"This wonderfully comprehensive volume offers detailed insight into virtually every aspect of dental anthropology. It is destined to become an essential resource for scholars and students alike. "
– Darryl de Ruiter, Texas A&M University

"A Companion to Dental Anthropology is an excellent, up-to-date compilation of chapters by some of the top names in the field, covering everything from dental evolution and morphological variation to pathology and isotopic studies."
– Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum, London


Contents

Notes on Contributors viii
Foreword xv
Acknowledgments xviii

Part I Context 1
1 Introduction to Dental Anthropology 3
      Joel D. Irish and G. Richard Scott
2 A Brief History of Dental Anthropology 7
      G. Richard Scott

Part II Dental Evolution 19
3 Origins and Functions of Teeth: From “Toothed” Worms to Mammals 21
      Peter S. Ungar
4 The Teeth of Prosimians, Monkeys, and Apes 37
      Frank P. Cuozzo
5 The Hominins 1: Australopithecines and Their Ancestors 52
      Lucas K. Delezene
6 The Hominins 2: The Genus Homo 67
      Maria Martinón-Torres and José María Bermúdez de Castro

Part III The Human Dentition 85
7 Terms and Terminology Used in Dental Anthropology 87
      Joel D. Irish
8 Anatomy of Individual Teeth and Tooth Classes 94
      Loren R. Lease
9 The Masticatory System and Its Function 108
      Peter W. Lucas

Part IV Dental Growth and Development 121
10 An Overview of Dental Genetics 123
      Toby Hughes, Grant Townsend, and Michelle Bockmann
11 Odontogenesis 142
      Edward F. Harris
12 Tooth Eruption and Timing 159
      Helen M. Liversidge
13 Tooth Classes, Field Concepts, and Symmetry 172
      Grant Townsend, Alan Brook, Robin Yong, and Toby Hughes

Part V Dental Histology from the Inside Out 189
14 The Pulp Cavity and Its Contents 191
      Scott S. Legge and Anna M. Hardin
15 Dentine and Cementum Structure and Properties 204
      Nancy Tang, Adeline Le Cabec, and Daniel Antoine
16 Enamel Structure and Properties 223
      Daniel Antoine and Simon Hillson

Part VI Dental Morphometric Variation in Populations 245
17 Identifying and Recording Key Morphological (Nonmetric) Crown and Root Traits 247
      G. Richard Scott, Christopher Maier and Kelly Heim
18 Assessing Dental Nonmetric Variation among Populations 265
      Joel D. Irish
19 Measurement of Tooth Size (Odontometrics) 287
      Brian E. Hemphill
20 Assessing Odontometric Variation among Populations 311
      Brian E. Hemphill

Part VII Dental Morphometric Variation in Individuals 337
21 Forensic Odontology 339
      Heather J.H. Edgar and Anna L.M. Rautman
22 Estimating Age, Sex, and Individual ID from Teeth 362
      Christopher W. Schmidt
23 Indicators of Idiosyncratic Behavior in the Dentition 377
      Christopher M. Stojanowski, Kent M. Johnson, Kathleen S. Paul, and Charisse L. Carver
24 Dentition, Behavior, and Diet Determination 396
      Kristin L. Krueger

Part VIII Dental Health and Disease 413
25 Crown Wear: Identification and Categorization 415
      Scott E. Burnett
26 Caries: The Ancient Scourge 433
      Daniel H. Temple
27 Dental Stress Indicators from Micro- to Macroscopic 450
      Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg
28 A Host of Other Dental Diseases and Disorders 465
      Greg C. Nelson

Part IX The Future of Dental Anthropology 485
29 New Directions in Dental Development Research 487
      John P. Hunter and Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg
30 Chemical and Isotopic Analyses of Dental Tissues 499
      Louise T. Humphrey
31 Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques 514
      José Braga

Index 528


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Biography

Joel D. Irish is Professor of Bioarchaeology in the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and Professor Emeritus in the Anthropology Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is former Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and his publications focus on dental nonmetric variation and biological affinity.

G. Richard Scott is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada Reno, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he taught for 24 years. He has published widely on issues relating to tooth crown and root morphology and biological affinity.

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