Human Growth in the Past: Studies from Bones and Teeth

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Robert D. Hoppa, Charles M. FitzGerald
Cambridge University Press, Oct 28, 1999 - Nature - 315 pages
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Until now, studies of dental and skeletal growth and development have often been treated as independent disciplines within the literature. Human Growth in the Past takes a fresh perspective by bringing together these two related fields of inquiry in a single volume whose purpose is to place methodological issues of growth and development in past populations within a strong theoretical framework. Contributions examine a variety of aspects of human growth in the past, drawing from both paleoanthropological and bioarchaeological data. The book covers a wide spectrum of topics, from patterns of growth in humans and their close relatives, innovative methods and applications of techniques and models for the study of growth, to estimation of age-at-death in subadults and infant mortality in archaeological samples. Human Growth in the Past will be of interest to biological anthropologists, and those in the related fields of dental anatomy, evolutionary biology, and developmental biology.
 

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integrating studies from bones and teeth
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somatic skeletal and dental development in
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Relative mandibular growth in humans gorillas and chimpanzees
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Growth and development in Neandertals and other fossil
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using incremental lines in dentine
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New approaches to the quantitative analysis of craniofacial
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Evolutionary Anatomy Unit Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biol
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contemporary
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Shelley R Saunders
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What can be done about the infant category in skeletal samples?
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Sources of variation in estimated ages at formation of linear
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Reconstructing patterns of growth disruption from enamel
241
Estimation of age at death from dental emergence
264
Linear and appositional long bone growth in earlier human
290
Una Strand Vidarsdottir
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