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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521545495

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  • Teeth yield remarkable information about animals as well as the health, hygiene and diet of ancient communities. In this fully revised and up-dated edition of his classic text, Simon Hillson draws together a mass of information on dental studies in archaeology and related disciplines. The book's treatment of mammals is extended to include mammals of North America and Asia north of the Himalayas. The form of roots are now detailed with figures showing root socket patterns in different genera. The new edition also includes an appendix on methods. First Edition Hb (1986): 0-521-30405-9 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-38671-3

    • New edition gives a fully revised and expanded examination of dental studies in archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines
    • Provides descriptions and illustrations for 325 mammal genera from Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America
    • Sets out charts, tables, and details of relevant techniques and equipment
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...will bring readers up to date on the advances in mammalian dental research. This new edition is more than just an update of new technologies and references...Teeth II is a welcome addition to the literature on mammalian dental form. It is written in a manner that will be accessible to students with a limited background, yet still provides important reference materials for established researchers. I bought two copies of the first edition...and the current volume is even better. Would I buy this book? Absolutely!" - The Quarterly Review of Biology, Peter S. Ungar, University of Arkansas

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521545495
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 241 x 168 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 130 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Tooth form in mammals
    2. Dental tissues
    3. Teeth and age
    4. Size and shape
    5. Dental disease
    Appendix A. The Grant dental attrition age estimation method.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Essentials of Physical Anthropology
    • Human Variation
  • Author

    Simon Hillson, University College London
    Simon Hillson is Professor of Bioarchaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. His previous publications include Teeth (Cambridge University Press, 1990), Mammals Bones and Teeth (Institute of Archaeology, 1992) and Dental Anthropology (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

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