Dental Wear in Evolutionary and Biocultural Contexts,
Edition 1
Edited by Christopher W. Schmidt and James T. Watson, PhD

Publication Date: 10 Sep 2019

Dental Wear in Evolutionary and Biocultural Contexts provides a single source for disseminating the current state-of-the-art research regarding dental wear across a variety of hominoid species under a number of temporal and spatial contexts. The volume begins with a brief introductory chapter addressing the general history, understandings and approaches to the study of dental wear. Remaining chapters cover dental macrowear and dental microwear. Students and professionals in anthropology, specifically paleoanthropologists, bioarcheologists, archaeologists, and primatologists will find this book to be a valuable resource. In addition, it is a helpful guide for dentists and other dental professionals interested in dental function.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide range of topics, including method and theory, macrowear and microwear in primates, and fossil hominins
  • Highlights several recent technological innovations, including occlusal fingerprinting, considerations of enamel mechanical properties, and microwear texture
  • Includes case studies from archaeological populations
About the author
Edited by Christopher W. Schmidt, University of Indianapolis, Department of Anthropology, IN, USA and James T. Watson, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology (ASM) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128155998
Page Count: 290
Retail Price : £95.95
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Practitioners and Students in anthropology, specifically paleoanthropologists, bioarchaeologists, archaeologists, and primatologists. Supplemental text for courses in Dental Anthropology and Bioarchaeology