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Human Growth in the Past

Human Growth in the Past
Studies from Bones and Teeth

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

Robert Hoppa, Charles Fitzgerald, Mike Dainton, Gabriele Macho, Louise T. Humphrey, Andrew J. Nelson, Jennifer L. Thompson, M. Chris Dean, Paul O'Higgins, Una Strand Vidarsdottir, Sarah King, Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Shelley Saunders, Lisa Barrans, Alan H. Goodman, Rhan-Ju Song, Scott Simpson, Lyle Konigsberg, Darryl Holman, Simon Mays
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  • Date Published: November 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521631532

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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.

    • Brings together information from both dental and skeletal studies
    • Innovative and leading edge contributions to theory and method
    • Takes fresh perspective on thorny issues of age-at-death and infant mortality
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    "The editors are attempting to trigger a broader perspective on growth studies. In this vein, they are seccessful, and their broader view will expand our knowledge of our recent and more distant ancestors." Western Washington University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521631532
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 71 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. From head to toe: integrating studies from bones and teeth Robert D. Hoppa and Charles M. Fitzgerald
    2. Heterochrony: somatic, skeletal and dental development in Gorilla, Homo and Pan Mike Dainton and Gabriele A. Macho
    3. Relative mandibular growth in humans, gorillas and chimpanzees Louise T. Humphrey
    4. Growth and development in Neandertals and other fossil hominids: implications for the evolution of hominid ontogeny Andrew J. Nelson and Jennifer L. Thompson
    5. Hominoid tooth growth: using incremental lines in dentine as markers of growth in modern humans and fossil primate teeth M. Chris Dean
    6. New approaches to the quantitative analysis of craniofacial growth and variation Paul O'Higgins and Una Strand Vidarsdottir
    7. Invisible insults during growth and development: contemporary theories and past populations Sarah King and Stanley J. Ulijaszek
    8. What can be done about the infant category in skeletal samples? Shelley Saunders and Lisa Barrans
    9. Sources of variation in estimated ages at formation of linear enamel hypoplasias Alan H. Goodman and Rhan-Ju Song
    10. Reconstructing patterns of growth disruption from enamel microstructure Scott Simpson
    11. Estimation of age-at-death from dental emergence and implications for studies of prehistoric somatic growth Lyle Konigsberg and Darryl Holman
    12. Linear and appositional long bone growth in earlier human populations: a case study from mediaeval England Simon Mays
    Index.

  • Editors

    Robert D. Hoppa, University of Manitoba, Canada
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    Charles M. FitzGerald, McMaster University, Ontario
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    Contributors

    Robert Hoppa, Charles Fitzgerald, Mike Dainton, Gabriele Macho, Louise T. Humphrey, Andrew J. Nelson, Jennifer L. Thompson, M. Chris Dean, Paul O'Higgins, Una Strand Vidarsdottir, Sarah King, Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Shelley Saunders, Lisa Barrans, Alan H. Goodman, Rhan-Ju Song, Scott Simpson, Lyle Konigsberg, Darryl Holman, Simon Mays

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