• Can be used as a text for dental anthropology, as a field/laboratory manual or as the starting point for a research project • Uniquely provides a simple introduction to the histology of dental tissues, and to the identification of worn or fragmentary teeth • Includes both the practical information and theory of this subject, richly illustrated through line diagrams and photographs
1. Introduction to dental anthropology; 2. Dental anatomy; 3. Variation in size and shape of teeth; 4. Occlusion; 5. Sequence and timing of dental growth; 6. Dental enamel; 7. Dentine; 8. Dental cement; 9. Histological methods of age determination; 10. Biochemistry of dental tissues; 11. Tooth wear and modification; 12. Dental disease; 13. Conclusion: current state, challenges and future developments in dental anthropology; Appendix A: Field and laboratory techniques; Appendix B: Microscopy in dental anthropology; References; Index.
‘This book more than fulfils its said mission. The author has introduced a wealth of information served up into a highly digestible format. Whatever the research focus, this book engenders an integrated appreciation for evolution, adaptation, and disease processes. Dental Anthropology is of the superb quality we have come to expect from Cambridge University Press. this is not only a timely book providing an introduction to or reinforcing our foundation, but a volume necessary for all students of dental anthropology, novice or veteran, studying teeth in any context.’ International Journal of Osteoarchaelogy