Endless Forms Seminar Series
29 Nov 2022
"Tales Teeth Tell: Developmental Stress, Diets, and Climates"
Teeth are some of the best preserved and most commonly-recovered elements in human skeletal assemblages. Dental tissues contain remarkably faithful records of their development through time, best represented by daily incremental features in enamel and dentine. These features have been used to determine the rate and duration of tooth formation, disruptions during development, and age at death in juvenile hominins. Syntheses of tooth growth and chemistry have the potential to increase our understanding of human biology, including the impacts of cultural transitions and climate variability - heralding a bright future for research in evolutionary anthropology.
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