Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology

Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth.

Author: Joel D. Irish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468111

Category: Social Science


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Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book 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 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 a valuable reference source for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals in the social and life sciences, as well as clinicians.

A Companion to Dental Anthropology

Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Anthropological Papers, No. 54. Lund, H. ...
Test of the Lamendin Aging Method on Two Historic Skeletal Samples. ...
Application of Lamendin's Adult Dental Aging Technique to a Diverse Skeletal

Author: Joel D. Irish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119096537

Category: Social Science

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

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution: State of the Art Research in Dental
Paleoanthropology. Dordrecht: Springer. Irish, J.D., Nelson, G.C. (Eds.), 2008.
Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge
University ...

Author: Elizabeth A. DiGangi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123851904

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology serves as the one location readers can go to not only learn how to conduct research in general, but how research is specifically conducted within human skeletal biology. It outlines the current types of research being conducted within each sub-specialty of skeletal biology, and gives the reader the tools to set up a research project in skeletal biology. It also suggests several ideas for potential projects. Each chapter has an inclusive bibliography, which can serve as a good jumpstart for project references. Provides a step-by-step guide to conducting research in human skeletal biology Covers diverse topics (sexing, aging, stature and ancestry estimation) and new technologies (histology, medical imaging, and geometric morphometrics) Excellent accompaniment to existing forensic anthropology or osteology works

Dental Anthropology Application and Methods

Odontometric Data in the Correction of Malocclusion - - B . S . Arya 31 . Dental
Health : Role of Diet and Nutrition - N . Prahlad Rao 32 . Food Habits and Dental

Author: Vallapureddy Rami Reddy

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division


Category: Dental anthropology

Page: 388

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Dental Anthropology, a specialised field of Physical Anthropology, which began in the seventies of the last century made rapid strides in foreign countries, but it is still a 'maiden field' in a vast country like India endowed with diverse bio-cultural-linguistic religious make-ups. The present book contain data on the variation in eruption timings of deciduous and permanent teeth in tribal and non-tribal populations and its association with different bio-social factors; on the prevalence of caries in different ethnic groups by persons, sex, age, teeth etc.; on the phenotypic dental crown morphological trait frequencies and their evolutionary importance among various biologically and anthropologically significant populations; on the metric traits of teeth in eary hominoids, mesolithic hunters, pre-iron age farmers as also living populations; on the day-to-day advances amde in the field of Orthodoatics and the importance of role of diet and nutrition in dental health; and finally on the use of statistical methods in dental anthropological researches, teeth in crime detection, growth of dentistry since time immemorial and the detals of dentrifrices and techniqes in cleaning teeth in rural/ urban populations.

Dental Anthropology

9 Histological methods of age determination Alternative ageing methods – how
accurate is accurate ? ... Several of the dental histological techniques emerge as
relatively good methods and their limited application outside forensic odontology

Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521451949

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

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Teeth are among the best sources of evidence for both identification purposes and studies of demography, biological relationships, and health in ancient human communities. The anthropologist's specimen may be a cast that a dentist has taken from a living mouth, or actual teeth from an archaeological site or forensic case. This text introduces the complex biology of teeth and provides a practical guide to all essential aspects of dental anthropology, including excavation, identification, microscopic study, and tooth age determination. Dental Anthropology is a concise yet comprehensive resource designed for students and researchers in anthropology and archaeology.

Social Bioarchaeology

Lukacs, J. R., and L. M. Thompson 2008 Dental Caries Prevalence by Sex in
Prehistory: Magnitude and Meaning. In Technique and Application in Dental
Anthropology. J. D. Irish, and G. C. Nelson, eds. Pp. 136-177. Cambridge:
Cambridge ...

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal

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

Teeth A Very Short Introduction

P. W. Lucas, Dental Functional Morphology: How Teeth Work (New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2004). ... and G. C. Nelson (editors), Technique and
Application in Dental Anthropology (New York: Cambridge University Press,

Author: Peter S. Ungar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191649546

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Teeth are amazing - the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things; and they must do it again and again over a lifetime without themselves being broken in the process. This means that plants and animals have developed tough or hard tissues for protection, and teeth have evolved ways to sharpen or strengthen themselves to overcome those defences. And just as different jobs require different tools, animals with different diets have different shaped teeth to deal with the variety of foods that they eat. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter S. Ungar, an award-winning author and leading scientist, presents the story of teeth. Ungar outlines the key concepts, including insights into the origin of teeth and their evolution. Considering why teeth are important, he describes how they are made, and how they work, including their fundamental importance in the fossil record. Ungar finishes with a review of mammal teeth, looking at how they evolved and how recent changes to our diet are now affecting dental health. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Dental Anthropology

Zagreb, Jugoslavia THE application of radiographic techniques in the study of
fossil hominid remains, particularly teeth, is by no means a recent facet of
palaeontological studies. Gorjanović-Kramberger (1906) in his original work on
the ...

Author: D. R. Brothwell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483184757

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Symposia of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, Volume V: Dental Anthropology is a collection of papers that covers the application of dental pathology in the context of anthropology. The book presents 15 studies that cover various human dental variables and relates to different anthropological factors. The dental variables considered in the articles include tooth morphology; occlusion and malocclusion of primate teeth; morphogenesis of deciduous molar pattern in man; and double-rooted human lower canine teeth. The text also covers topics about race specific dental traits such as radiographic study of the Neanderthal teeth from Krapina; crown characters of the deciduous dentition of the Japanese-American hybrids; and analysis of the American Indian dentition. The selection will be of great interest to evolutionary scientists, such as anthropologists and paleontologists.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association

... dental anthropology ; reproduction and maternal and infant health ; child
growth ; body composition ; demography ; psychosocial stress ; and many others
. Each of these adds to the multidimensional landscape 3-035 NEW

Author: American Anthropological Association



Category: Anthropology


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New Directions in Dental Anthropology

New Directions in Dental Anthropology: paradigms, methodologies and
outcomes. edited by Grant Townsend, Eisaku Kanazawa ... Dental
anthropological studies have explored these changes with the use of advanced
techniques and refined ...

Author: Grant Townsend

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 0987171879

Category: Medical

Page: 137

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"This book contains papers arising from a symposium held during a combined meeting of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), The Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) and The Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand at the University of Western Australia from July 5-8th, 2011. It follows on from a recently published Special Issue Supplement of Archives of Oral Biology, Volume 54, December 2009 that contains papers from an International Workshop on Oral Growth and Development held in Liverpool in 2007 and edited by Professor Alan Brook. Together, these two publications provide a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art approaches to study dental development and variation, and open up opportunities for future collaborative research initiatives, a key aim of the International Collaborating Network in Oro-facial Genetics and Development that was founded in Liverpool in 2007."--Foreword, p. v.

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

American Journal of Physical Anthropology 68 : 29–45 . Meindl , R.S. ... Test of
revised method of age estimation from the auricular surface of the ilium . ...
Application of Lamendin's adult dental aging technique to a diverse skeletal
sample .

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.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

The papers deal with ( 1 ) the application of archeological techniques to crime
scene analysis , ( 2 ) computer digitization of skeletal structures , ( 3 ) forensic
application of dental anthropology , and ( 4 ) state of the art techniques for
assessing ...

Author: American Anthropological Association



Category: Anthropology


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Man in India

RAMI REDDY , V . ( ed . ) . Dental anthropology : application and methods . New
Delhi : Inter India Publications , 1985 . pp . 380 . In view of the more or less well -
explored fields of anthropometry , cerology , dermatoglyphics , and to an extent ...

Author: Sarat Chandra Roy (Rai Bahadur)



Category: Anthropology


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Food Preparation Methods used in the Neolithic Period

Since the observation of findings has been supported by medical techniques
i.e. dental microwear – the scholarly conclusions have raised a ... Various
biological and anthropological factors limit the results of archaeological studies,

Author: Holger Skorupa

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656549435

Category: History

Page: 25

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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject History - World History - Early and Ancient History, The University of Liverpool, course: Diet, Evolution and Culture, language: English, abstract: About 10.000 years go the Neolithic revolution was the starting point of both the domestication of animals and the cultivation of plants in the Near East. Due to climatic changes at the beginning of the Holocene and probably distinctively connected to a variation of food preparation throughout several parts of the earth including Europe, North America and Asia, the introduction of agriculture led to a rapidly increased population, a forthcoming of health and, therefore, a longer life expectancy. For plenty of years, however, this intention was suggested by medical, anthropological as well as evolutionary and social-historical examines. Since the last few decades, the currently regarded conclusions of researchers have been significantly overthrown, as the utilization of computer-assisted technology has been improved and observations dealing with stable isotopic issues rather than archaeological artefacts or morphological alterations have been enlarged. Consequently, new explorations allow further research and more detailed information regarding the evolutionary development of human beings. This paper will firstly elucidate the main fields of evidence to give an insight into the evolutionary process especially when stressing the dietary progress – meaning morphological changes, evidence given by archaeological findings, and bone chemistry. Additionally, the submitted text will point out the transformations of food preparation between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods. Thirdly, the discussion of advantages and disadvantages of Neolithic food grounding will be investigated to give a brief overview permitting an understanding of the currently heavy discussions between scholars pressuring the post-traditional issue of the Neolithic revolution. The aspects ought to be underscored by several case studies. As a result it will be illustrated, that the obviously contrary groups of intentions are based on an equal question of scholarship: how useful are modern technologies reflecting on the evolutionary process and do they actually allow more detailed observations to overcome the hiatus of data due to the development of human beings?

Journal of Social Research

Busi , B . R . , 1985 : Dental caries among the students of Ravindranath , D .
Andhra University , Visakhapatnam . In : and Dharma Rao , B . Dental
Anthropology : Application and Methods , ( Ed ) , V . Rami Reddy , InterIndia
Publications , New ...




Category: Anthropology


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Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

In 1953, Lucile E. Hoyme published an article entitled “Physical anthropology
and its instruments: An historical study. ... Most nineteenth century applications of
these techniques were simply descriptive and comparative craniology, although
... through the direct observation of human osseous and dental tissues include
the use of nonmetric traits, such as the Inca bone, to estimate population

Author: M. Anne Katzenberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118211650

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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"This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience." —The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2009 "… a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology… provides an in depth introduction to human skeletal biology. The structure of the book makes it easy for the reader to follow the progression of the field of human skeletal biology." —PaleoAnthropology, 2009 Issue The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughly revised content, this Second Edition provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic available. Like the previous edition, this Second Edition is organized into five parts with contributing chapters written by experts in the field of human skeletal biology: Part One covers theory and application; Part Two discusses morphological analyses of bone, teeth, and age changes; Part Three reviews prehistoric health and disease; Part Four examines chemical and genetic analysis of hard tissues; and Part Five closes with coverage of quantitative methods and population studies. Each chapter includes a review of recent studies, descriptions of analytical techniques and underlying assumptions, theory, methodological advances, and speculation about future research. New or thoroughly revised content includes: Techniques in the analysis of human skeletal and dental remains Extensive coverage of new technologies, including modern morphometric techniques Advances in the field of forensic anthropology Enhanced discussion of ethical terms regarding the study of aboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer the dominant culture This book serves as an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. Now with a stronger focus on teaching complex material to students, this revised edition provides enhanced case studies and discussions for future directions, making it an invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in biological anthropology and forensic anthropology programs.

Dimensions of Anthropology

Dental pathology and morphology among Yadavas and Pallis of Srikakulam
district ” Presented at the UGC “ National Seminar on Dental Anthropology :
Application and Methods ” held at Tirupati from March 10 - 12 , 1984 . Dietz , V . H
. “ A ...

Author: Vallapureddy Rami Reddy


ISBN: 9788170183518

Category: Anthropometry

Page: 574

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Forensic Dentistry

The anthropologist must remove remaining soft tissue from the skeletal evidence
before any analysis can be done . In a mass disaster this is not always possible
because of the time factor , and in those instances the techniques must be ...

Author: Paul G. Stimson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420048315

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Identification of unknown individuals and the determination of their age, race, and sex is one of the most important functions of forensic dentistry. Throughout history, this procedure has been used to establish difficult identifications, including Adolph Hitler, Eva Braun, Lee Harvey Oswald, and actor William Holden. Other essential applications of forensic dentistry include mass disaster investigations, evaluating bite marks and bitemark evidence in death investigations, child abuse investigations, and in civil litigation for evaluating oral or temporomandibular injuries related to accidents. This book explains these procedures in a comprehensive way that takes you step-by-step through the world of forensic dental investigations. The areas of forensic dentistry have come a long way in recent years. New and unique discussions offer information that will benefit professionals faced with many of the current aspects of the science. Topics include how to deal with a trial or an aggressive attorney and how to assess buried crime scene evidence (the application of forensic geotaphonomy in forensic archaeology). Forensic Dentistry illustrates the proper handling and evaluation of dental evidence. Its broad coverage also includes important information for legal and police science professionals who must properly evaluate and present dental findings. This book covers all standard examination practices of dental evidence, including identification of unknown individuals (age, race, sex). Whether you are a medical examiner or a pathologist who needs to know about the proper handling and evaluation of dental evidence, a legal or police science professional who needs to know how to deal with the proper presentation of dental findings in a court of law, or a dentist who wants to use your training and experience in a unique, interesting, and challenging way, this book is for you!

Index of Conference Proceedings Received

Author: British Library. Lending Division



Category: Congresses and conventions


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There developed Medical Anthropology and Dental Anthropology, employing
osteometry and craniometry on the ... train criminal investigators in the
application of physical anthropological and archaeological techniques to the
investigation of ...






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