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Dental Anthropology: Fundamentals, Limits and Prospects

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Edited By: Kurt W Alt, Friedrich W Rosing and Maria Teschler-Nicola

564 pages, B/w photos, 224 figs, tabs, SEMs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83790 | ISBN: 3211829741
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About this book

The study of teeth is an important key to the biology and culture of past and living populations. Their extreme hardness, their numerous and highly heritable characteristics and their susceptibility to environmental responses allow inferences of human evolution, adaptation, living conditions, environments, group affinity, kinship and the life and death of single persons. This has been gradually discovered during the last thirty years, and it lead to the formation of the new field of dental anthropology. It is rooted in biology and has strong ties to dentistry, forensics and the humanities. This book gives a comprehensive view of this new field of dental anthropology. It provides a basic introduction as well as a reference for the specialist in anthropology, forensics, ecology, paleontology and dentistry. Most aspects are completely new, particularly the syntheses. The basic experience and literature is of a broad international and multilingual origin.


Contents

Dental Anthropology ? An Introduction (K. W. Alt, F. W. Rosing, M. Teschler-Nicola).- Teeth in History: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Weimar, and Dental Anthropology (K. W. Alt) ? The History of Dental Anthropology (K. W. Alt, C. Loring Brace, J. C. Turp) ? Roll Call: Thirty-Two White Horses on a Red Field ? The advantages of the FDI two-digit system of designating teeth (K. W. Alt, J. C. Turp) ? Etruscan Dental-Bridework (M. Teschler-Nicola).- Dental Morphology, Structure, and Evolution: Anatomy and Morphology of Human Teeth (J. C. Turp, K. W. Alt) ? Hereditary Dental Anomalies (K. W. Alt, J. C. Turp) ? Micromorphological Features of Human Dental Enamel (R. J. Radlanski) ? The Temporomandibular Joint (A. Obrez, J. C. Turp) ? The Maxillary Sinus of Extant Catarrhine Primates (T. Koppe, H. Nagai) ? Current Aspects of Dental Research in Palaeoanthropology (W. Henke).- Dental Pathology and Epidemiology: Caries ? Ancient Plague of Humankind (P. Caselitz) ? Periodontal Diseases ? Etiology, Classification, and Diagnosis (T. F. Strohm, K. W. Alt); K.W. Alt, J.C. Turp, R. Wachter, Periapical Lesions ? Clinical and Anthropological Aspects; E. Strouhal, Paleopathological Evidence of Jaw Tumors; M. Schultz, P. Carli-Thiele, T.H. Schmidt-Schultz, U. Kierdorf, H. Kierdorf, W.-R. Teegen, K. Kreutz, Enamel Hypoplasias in Archaeological Skeletal Remains.- Nutrition and Human Behavior: H. Prossinger, C. Willms, Diet and Nutrition in Prehistoric Central Europe; G. Grupe, ?Archives of Childhood?: The Research Potential of Trace Element Analyses of Ancient Human Dental Enamel; J.C. Rose, P.S. Ungar, Gross Dental Wear and Dental Microwear in Historical Perspective; K.W. Alt, S.L. Pichler, Artificial Modifications on Human Teeth.- Age and Sex Estimation: H.M. Liversidge, B. Herdeg, F.W. Rosing, Dental Age Estimation of Non-Adults ? A Review of Methods and Principles; F.W. Rosing, S.I. Kvaal, Dental Age in Adults ? A Review of Estimation Methods; T. Solheim, Degeneration in Dental Hard Tissues and Pulp; M. Teschler-Nicola, H. Prossinger, Sex Determination by Tooth Dimensions; H. Prossinger, The Reconstruction of Missing Tooth Dimensions and Sex Determination.- Geographical and Familial Tooth Variation: S. Schnutenhaus, F.W. Rosing, World Variation of Tooth Size; K.W. Alt, W. Vach, Kinship Studies in Skeletal Remains ? Concepts and Examples.

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