Application of virtual anthropology methods to fossil human dental remains

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Dokumentart: Dissertation
Date: 2015-11-09
Language: English
Faculty: 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Geographie, Geoökologie, Geowissenschaft
Advisor: Harvati, Katerina (Prof. Dr.)
Day of Oral Examination: 23-10-15
DDC Classifikation: 550 - Earth sciences
Keywords: Homo sapiens , Neandertaler
Other Keywords: Homo neanderthalensis
Dental anthropology
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The application of virtual anthropology methods to fossil human dental remains has gained more and more attention in the past years. Here we present studies on internal and external dental tissues of different tooth classes (including deciduous teeth) to distinguish between modern humans and Neanderthals. This may be of particular importance when it comes to fossil remains dating to the transition of the middle palaeolithic to the upper palaeolithic.

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