Teeth (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)

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Published by Cambridge University Press, 1986
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Synopsis: Teeth, representing a variety of mammals including man, are common finds on archaeological sites and scientific study yields remarkable information both about the animals themselves and about the health, hygiene and diet of ancient communities. Simon Hillson's book draws together for the first time a mass of information on dental studies in archaeology and related disciplines and provides descriptions and specially-designed line-drawings to assist the identification of teeth from 150 different genera. After introducing the necessary anatomical background, the author examines the microscopic structure of teeth, ways in which age at death can be determined and methods for recording tooth variation within species and interpreting this in terms of domestication, evolution and the biology of ancient populations. A final chapter is devoted to the problems posed by dental disease. The detailed identification key, ageing tables, information on laboratory techniques and extensive bibliography form an important part of the book.

Book Description: Teeth yield remarkable information both about animals and about the health, hygiene and diet of ancient communities. In this fully revised and up-dated edition of his classic text, Teeth, 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.

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Title: Teeth (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Fair

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