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Author Hillson, Simon

Title Teeth / Simon Hillson
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 373 pages)
Series Cambridge manuals in archaeology
Cambridge manuals in archaeology.
Contents Tooth Form in Mammals -- What is included -- General structure -- Form, function and identification -- Subclasses Eutheria, Prototheria and Metatheria -- Order Marsupialia -- Order Insectivora -- Order Chiroptera -- Suborder Microchiroptera -- Suborder Megachiroptera -- Order Primates -- Order Carnivora -- Order Pinnipedia -- Order Cetacea -- Suborder Odontoceti -- Order Rodentia -- Order Lagomorpha -- Order Edentata and Order Pholidota -- Order Tubulidentata -- Order Proboscidea -- Order Sirenia -- Order Hyracoidea -- Order Perissodactyla -- Order Artiodactyla -- Suborder Suiformes -- Suborder Ruminantia (Pecora) -- Suborder Tragulina -- Suborder Tylopoda -- Dental Tissues -- The inorganic components of dental tissues -- The organic component of dental tissues -- Chemistry and physics of dental tissues in archaeology -- Dental enamel -- Dentine -- Cement -- Resorption of root and crown -- Preparation techniques -- Cameras and light microscopes -- Scanning electron microscopy -- Teeth and Age -- Growth -- Tooth wear -- Microwear -- Age estimation from dental development, eruption and wear in different orders of mammals -- Circum-annual layering in cement and dentine -- Other age-related histological changes -- Size and Shape -- Size, shape and populations -- Measurable variation -- Non-metrical variation -- Occlusion and malocclusion -- Dental Disease -- Dental plaque -- Dental calculus -- Dental caries -- Immunity and inflammation -- Trauma -- Anomalies of eruption, resorptions and abrasions
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-363) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal remains (Archaeology)
Teeth -- Diseases.
Teeth -- Eruption.
Tooth Diseases
Tooth Eruption
teeth (animal components)
tooth (material)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Teeth -- Eruption
Animal remains (Archaeology)
Teeth -- Diseases
Archeologische aspecten.
Genre/Form Handboeken (vorm)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511113404