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Human Growth in the Past : Studies from Bones and Teeth - Robert D. Hoppa

Human Growth in the Past

Studies from Bones and Teeth

By: Robert D. Hoppa (Editor), Charles M. Fitzgerald (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521631532
Number Of Pages: 334

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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.

'Hoppa and FitzGerald have made a significant contribution to the field of human growth and development by producing this volume ... Biological anthropologists should have this book on their shelves ... students will find it a mine of stimulating ideas and information.' Bernard Wood, American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Preface
Acknowledgements
From head to toe: integrating studies from bones and teeth
Heterochrony: somatic, skeletal and dental development in Gorilla, Homo and Pan
Relative mandibular growth in humans, gorillas and chimpanzees
Growth and development in Neandertals and other fossil hominids: implications for the evolution of hominid ontogeny
Hominoid tooth growth: using incremental lines in dentine as markers of growth in modern humans and fossil primate teeth
New approaches to the quantitative analysis of craniofacial growth and variation
Invisible insults during growth and development: contemporary theories and past populations
What can be done about the infant category in skeletal samples?
Sources of variation in estimated ages at formation of linear enamel hypoplasias
Reconstructing patterns of growth disruption from enamel microstructure
Estimation of age-at-death from dental emergence and implications for studies of prehistoric somatic growth
Linear and appositional long bone growth in earlier human populations: a case study from mediaeval England
Index
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ISBN: 9780521631532
ISBN-10: 052163153X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 13th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.66