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Teeth : Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology (Paperback) - Simon Hillson


Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2005
ISBN: 9780521545495
Number Of Pages: 373

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Archaeological discoveries of teeth provide remarkable information on humans, animals and the health, hygiene and diet of ancient communities. In this fully revised and updated 2005 edition of his seminal text, Simon Hillson draws together a mass of material from archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines to provide a comprehensive manual on the study of teeth.

The range of mammals examined has been extended to include descriptions and line drawings for 325 mammal genera from Europe, North Africa, western, central and northeastern Asia, and North America. The book also introduces dental anatomy and the microscopic structure of dental tissues, explores how the age or season of death is estimated and looks at variations in tooth size and shape.

With its detailed descriptions of the techniques and equipment used and its provision of tables and charts, this book is essential reading for students of archaeology, zoology and dental science.

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'This book so uniquely encompasses a broad array of updated practical sources of information on comparative morphology and methodologies, it is not wonder it is so widely cited. If you work with teeth and do not have this book, you are suffering a needless handicap.' www.PalArch.nl

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. xii
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Tooth Form in Mammalsp. 7
What is includedp. 7
General structurep. 8
Form, function and identificationp. 13
Subclasses Eutheria, Prototheria and Metatheriap. 19
Order Marsupialiap. 19
Order Insectivorap. 20
Order Chiropterap. 29
Suborder Microchiropterap. 29
Suborder Megachiropterap. 40
Order Primatesp. 42
Order Carnivorap. 45
Order Pinnipediap. 63
Order Cetaceap. 69
Suborder Odontocetip. 69
Order Rodentiap. 73
Order Lagomorphap. 110
Order Edentata and Order Pholidotap. 111
Order Tubulidentatap. 117
Order Proboscideap. 117
Order Sireniap. 120
Order Hyracoideap. 122
Order Perissodactylap. 122
Order Artiodactylap. 128
Suborder Suiformesp. 128
Suborder Ruminantia (Pecora)p. 132
Suborder Tragulinap. 143
Suborder Tylopodap. 143
Conclusionsp. 145
Dental Tissuesp. 146
The inorganic components of dental tissuesp. 146
The organic component of dental tissuesp. 148
Chemistry and physics of dental tissues in archaeologyp. 150
Dental enamelp. 155
Dentinep. 184
Cementp. 193
Resorption of root and crownp. 198
Preparation techniquesp. 199
Cameras and light microscopesp. 201
Scanning electron microscopyp. 205
Conclusionp. 206
Teeth and Agep. 207
Growthp. 207
Tooth wearp. 214
Microwearp. 219
Age estimation from dental development, eruption and wear in different orders of mammalsp. 223
Circum-annual layering in cement and dentinep. 245
Other age-related histological changesp. 255
Conclusionp. 255
Size and Shapep. 257
Size, shape and populationsp. 257
Measurable variationp. 260
Non-metrical variationp. 272
Occlusion and malocclusionp. 281
Conclusionp. 284
Dental Diseasep. 286
Dental plaquep. 286
Dental calculusp. 288
Dental cariesp. 290
Immunity and inflammationp. 303
Traumap. 314
Anomalies of eruption, resorptions and abrasionsp. 315
Cysts, odontomes and tumoursp. 316
Conclusion - palaeoepidemiology and recordingp. 317
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ISBN: 9780521545495
ISBN-10: 0521545498
Series: Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 373
Published: 1st July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.764  x 2.032
Weight (kg): 0.612
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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