The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent Human Populations
Author: G. Richard Scott,Christy G. Turner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521784535
Category: Science
Page: 408
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A global study of dental variation offering insights into modern human origins.

Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology

Genetics, Evolution, Variation
Author: G. Richard Scott,Joel D. Irish
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139619500
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Researchers have long had an interest in dental morphology as a genetic proxy to reconstruct population history. Much interest was fostered by the use of standard plaques and associated descriptions that comprise the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System, developed by Christy G. Turner, II and students. This system has served as the foundation for hundreds of anthropological studies for over 30 years. In recognition of that success, this volume brings together some of the world's leading dental morphologists to expand upon the concepts and methods presented in the popular The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth (Cambridge, 1997), leading the reader from method to applied research. After a preparatory section on the current knowledge of heritability and gene expression, a series of case studies demonstrate the utility of dental morphological study in both fossil and more recent populations (and individuals), from local to global scales.

Social Bioarchaeology


Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal,Bonnie A. Glencross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390520
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology


Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255410
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

Current research in Egyptology, 2000


Author: Angela McDonald,Christina Riggs
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
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.

A Companion to Dental Anthropology


Author: Joel D. Irish,G. Richard Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118845439
Category: Nature
Page: 560
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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

The Biological Affinities of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age

A Regional Dental Non-metric Approach
Author: Zissis Parras
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 118
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This technical study of `biological population affinities amongst Eastern Mediterranean Chalcolithic and Bronze Age humn skeletal examples' is based on the author's analysis of 686 samples from eight sites in Cyprus, Greece and Syria. Parras focused on age, sex and non-metric traits from the dentition, crania and post-crania.

Human Biology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Includes section "Recent literature useful in the study of human biology."

Animas-La Plata Project: Bioarchaeology


Author: Elizabeth M. Perry
Publisher: Swca Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 441
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Volume XV of the Animas-La Plata series (SWCA Anthropological Research Paper No. 10) contains thirteen chapters and multiple appendixes by a multitude of authors. The introductory chapter presents the broad archaeological context of the ALP project, explains some of the terminology used in writing about the ALP skeletal remains, and briefly characterizes the nature of the assemblage with respect to basic demographics such as the age and sex distribution of the human remains recovered from the different ALP sites. The NAGPRA process through the several stages of this long-term project is described, as is its influence on data collection. The remainder of the volume presents the results of bioarchaeological data collection and analysis conducted by different analysts who address mortuary practice, paleodemography, skeletal and dental morphology, health indicators in adults and children, biological variation, and ethnicity of the basin's Pueblo I residents. The final two chapters document the methods employed in the processed human remains (PHR) analysis from Sacred Ridge, and present the results of a first analysis of these data.