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Tooth development in human evolution and bioarchaeology, Simon Hillson

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Tooth development in human evolution and bioarchaeology
Title
Tooth development in human evolution and bioarchaeology
Statement of responsibility
Simon Hillson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Human children grow at a uniquely slow pace by comparison with other mammals. When and where did this schedule evolve? Have technological advances, farming and cities had any effect upon it? Addressing these and other key questions in palaeoanthropology and bioarchaeology, Simon Hillson examines the unique role of teeth in preserving detailed microscopic records of development throughout childhood and into adulthood. The text critically reviews theory, assumptions, methods and literature, providing the dental histology background to anthropological studies of both growth rate and growth disruption. Chapters also examine existing studies of growth rate in the context of human evolution and primate development more generally, together with implications for life history. The final chapters consider how defects in the tooth development sequence shed light on the consequences of biological and social transitions, contributing to our understanding of the evolution of modern human development and cognition"--
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Hillson, Simon,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Dental anthropology
  • Teeth
  • Human evolution
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical
Label
Tooth development in human evolution and bioarchaeology, Simon Hillson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why development and why teeth? -- Development schedule, body size and brain size -- How teeth grow in living primates -- Microscopic markers of growth in dental tissues -- Building dental development sequences -- Human evolution, pace of development and life history -- Dental markers of disease and malnutrition -- Health, stress and evolution : case studies in bioarchaeology and paleoanthropology -- Conclusions
Control code
863044047
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vi, 307 pages
Isbn
9781107011335
Lccn
2013044151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)863044047
Label
Tooth development in human evolution and bioarchaeology, Simon Hillson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why development and why teeth? -- Development schedule, body size and brain size -- How teeth grow in living primates -- Microscopic markers of growth in dental tissues -- Building dental development sequences -- Human evolution, pace of development and life history -- Dental markers of disease and malnutrition -- Health, stress and evolution : case studies in bioarchaeology and paleoanthropology -- Conclusions
Control code
863044047
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vi, 307 pages
Isbn
9781107011335
Lccn
2013044151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)863044047

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