Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution: State of the Art by Shara E. Bailey, Jean-Jacques Hublin

By Shara E. Bailey, Jean-Jacques Hublin

The target of the quantity is to collect, in a single assortment, the main leading edge dental anthropological examine because it relates to the examine of hominid evolution. long ago few a long time either the numbers of hominid dental fossils and the sophistication of the concepts used to research them have elevated considerably. The book’s contributions specialise in dental morphometrics, progress and improvement, nutrition and dental evolution.

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Paniscus. A comparison of raw and shape analyses also revealed that molar variance in 25 orangutans was affected by shape as well as size. Although shape data reduced the size difference between sexes it did not result in a substantial change in inter-subspecies distance or overall variance in P. pygmaeus. A final point worth noting in this regard is that even after size conversion there was clear separation between east and west African gorillas, lowland and mountain gorillas, west African chimpanzees and central and east African chimpanzees, and Bornean and Sumatran orangutans.

Abelii 0 2 13 25 54 11 2 0 2 4 0 9 11 7 54 2 3 1 5 3 0 0 2 4 57 10 13 2 3 1 2 2 1 13 60 17 4 3 2 2 1 1 16 20 59 2 6 1 6 3 5 3 3 3 55 23 1 1 3 1 6 4 4 19 60 Average classification accuracy: 56% Females P. t. verus 63 10 P. t. troglodytes 12 36 P. t. schweinfurthii 14 13 P. paniscus 12 17 G. g. gorilla 1 0 G. g. graueri 0 1 G. g. beringei 0 3 P. p. pygmaeus 3 6 P. p. abelii 1 3 12 21 50 9 2 1 3 3 3 10 15 12 56 1 0 2 4 3 0 1 2 0 69 16 13 3 5 0 2 3 0 12 65 20 4 1 1 2 1 3 11 15 53 4 4 3 7 3 3 2 1 3 54 10 1 4 2 0 2 1 3 19 70 Sex combined P.

Ruvolo et al. (1994) used their findings to advocate for a species level distinction between east and west African gorillas. Jolly et al. (1995), however, pointed out 26 Pilbrow that it is problematic to use the distance from one taxon to judge the distance from another since no consistent standards of distances can be established among vertebrates. , 2003; Pilbrow and Bailey, 2005). , 2003). Corroboration with other studies helps to strengthen the conclusions of this study, that great ape patterns of dental variation cannot easily be applied to understanding patterns of molar variation in extinct hominin groups (see also Ackermann, 2002; Taylor, 2006).

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