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Human Adult Odontometrics
The Study of Variation in Adult Tooth Size
by Julius A. Kieser C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor Robert Andrew Foley Nina G. Jablonski Karen B. Strier Michael Little Kenneth M. Weiss

RRP €67.20

Human Adult Odontometrics
The Study of Variation in Adult Tooth Size
by Author Name Julius A. Kieser, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Robert Andrew Foley, Nina G. Jablonski, Karen B. Strier, Michael Little, Kenneth M. Weiss

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List Price:67.20
Format: Hardback, 228 x 152 x 16mm, 208pp
Publication date: 28 Jun 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 9780521353908


An appreciation of the genetic and environmental determinants of tooth size is fundamental to an understanding of the metric variation of teeth in humans. Thus, besides imparting a sound knowledge of the theories of dental inheritance, development and evolution, this book has an important role in demonstrating the diverse practical applications of odontometrics. A particular feature of the book is the inclusion of numerous tables which bring together a vast body of information on tooth size in different population groups. Students of oral biology, orthodontics, physical anthropology, human biology, forensic science and archaeology will find this work of great value as a text and reference source. As Professor Phillip Tobias writes in the foreword, 'The breadth of Dr Kieser's reading, and his mastery of a staggering array of anthropological, evolutionary, embryological, orthodontic and statistical concepts shine through every page of this work'.


"...a well written, usefully illustrated text, with a very good bibliography. Of particular value is the excellent table of comparative human dental diameters. The principal conceptual issues in the field are equitably and thoroughly enough presented. The experienced academician of this topic will find the book a must, and it will probably become a well-used and long-remembered reference source for present and future students of this continually necessary work. It is recommended without hesitation or reservation to those interested in the precise study of tooth size." Annals of Dentistry "...a useful first step toward a definitive text on odontometrics." Paul W. Sciulli, American Journal of Human Biology "...a fine study in the measurement and variations of human teeth." American Association of Forensic Dentists "...the best review available." L.M. Van Valen, Evolutionary Theory and Review " well written that readers will take pleasure in extracting the information from its pages. Kieser covers every aspect of human dentition relating to the use of such data in characterizing and comparing populations. The volume is elegantly arranged, extremely well illustrated, and carefully indexed...should be in every good research library, as well as in the hands of physical anthropologists involved in the study and interpretation of excavated skeletal collections of human skeletons." Marshall Joseph Becker, American Journal of Archaelogy


Foreword Phillip Tobias; Preface; Introduction; 1. Measurement of tooth size; 2. Comparative odontometry; 3. Odontometric trends; 4. Sexual dimorphism in tooth size; 5. Odontometric variability; 6. Compensatory tooth size interactions; 7. Fluctuating odontometric asymmetry; 8. Allometric relations of tooth size; 9. Odontometric appendix; References; Index.

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  • Illustrations: tables, 28 line diagrams, index