Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology

Genetics, Evolution, Variation

Author: G. Richard Scott,Joel D. Irish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011450

Category: Medical

Page: 559

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This follow-up to The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth puts methods to use in interpreting human origins and affinities.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Dental Morphology and Its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapien

Author: G. Richard Scott,Christy G. Turner II,Grant C. Townsend,María Martinón-Torres

Publisher: Cambridge Studies in Biologica

ISBN: 1107174414

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Complete guide to genetics, evolution, and variation in human tooth crown and root morphology in modern and fossil Homo sapiens.

Human Growth in the Past

Studies from Bones and Teeth

Author: Robert D. Hoppa,Charles M. FitzGerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521631532

Category: Nature

Page: 315

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An interdisciplinary analysis of human growth in past populations, first published in 1999.

Choice

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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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.

Paleodemography

Age Distributions from Skeletal Samples

Author: Robert D. Hoppa,James W. Vaupel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139441551

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Paleodemography is the field of enquiry that attempts to identify demographic parameters from past populations (usually skeletal samples) derived from archaeological contexts, and then to make interpretations regarding the health and well-being of those populations. However, paleodemographic theory relies on several assumptions that cannot easily be validated by the researcher, and if incorrect, can lead to large errors or biases. In this book, physical anthropologists, mathematical demographers and statisticians tackle these methodological issues for reconstructing demographic structure for skeletal samples. Topics discussed include how skeletal morphology is linked to chronological age, assessment of age from the skeleton, demographic models of mortality and their interpretation, and biostatistical approaches to age structure estimation from archaeological samples. This work will be of immense importance to anyone interested in paleodemography, including biological and physical anthropologists, demographers, geographers, evolutionary biologists and statisticians.

Advances in Dental Anthropology

Author: Mark A. Kelley,Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Owing to their hardness, density and extreme durability in the burial matrix, human teeth offer investigators a remarkably complete biological and behavioral record of past and living populations. This volume chronicles the dramatic progress made in dental anthropology since the field was established in 1963. Covers a range of methodologies and addresses numerous research questions of current interest. Among the topics discussed are microwear, morphological variation, adontometrics, intentional and unintentional modification, age estimation, pathology, enamel defects, occlusal variation, growth and development.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Eskimoleben

Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845720395

Category: History

Page: 348

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Fritdjof Nansen, wohl einer der bekanntesten Polarforscher, unternahm 1888 die erste erfolgreiche Expedition zur Durchquerung Grönlands. Während dieser Forschungsreise verbrachten er und sein Team viel Zeit mit den grönländischen Eskimos, deren Lebensweise, Traditionen und Kultur Nansen faszinierten. Im vorliegenden Band gibt er diese Erfahrungen und tiefen Einblicke wieder, von den Jagdmethoden über die soziale Struktur, Moralvorstellungen und Religion bis hin zu Ernährungsgewohnheiten und kulturellen Erzeugnissen. Angesichts der zunehmenden Assimilierung der Inuit in die moderne Zivilisation und der damit einhergehenden Entfremdung vom eigenen kulturellen Erbe stellt Nansens Werk ein wichtiges Zeugnis der Lebensweise der Ureinwohner Grönlands dar. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Nachdruck der deutschsprachigen Originalausgabe.

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320046

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who havethemselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scopeof the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biologicalanthropology, with contributions from the leadingauthorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping thedirection and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and futuredirections within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations anddiscoveries that are transforming the subject