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Dental Morphology for Anthropology


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  1. Rationale: Why study dental morphology, and why use this book to do it?
  2. 1.2 Problems collecting dental morphological data

    1.3 Dental morphological data are useful

    Hominin evolutionary relationships

    Worldwide patterns of variation

    Intra-regional variation

    Intra-cemetery relationships

    Individual level analyses

  3. A note about the use of the words, "race" and "ancestry"
  4. How to study dental morphology
  5. 3.1 Data collection

    Scoring types


    Weighted frequencies

    3.2 Data analysis

    Biological distance

    Individual estimation of group membership

  6. How to use this manual
  7. Data collection pages
  8. Manual pages
  9. Root traits
  10. Arch and tooth reference pages

8.1 Arches with directions

8.2 Individual tooth directions/cusp names

8.3 Deciduous arches (teeth to avoid)

9. Individual tooth directions/cusp names

10. Deciduous arches

Glossary References Index Trait expression summary pages

About the Author

Heather J.H. Edgar is Curator of Human Osteology for the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, USA. Her research focuses on the ways in which historical events and cultural trends shape the biology of populations, especially in the U.S. and Mexico.

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