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Variation in modern human enamel formation times.
Most of what we know about the timing of human enamel formation comes from radiographic studies on children of known age. Here, we present new longitudinal data derived from a histological analysisExpand
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A histological reconstruction of dental development in the common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes.
Much is known about the dental development of Pan compared with that for other extant great apes. The majority of information available has concentrated either on the emergence times of teeth or onExpand
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Brief communication: the timing of linear hypoplasias on human anterior teeth.
  • D. J. Reid, M. Dean
  • Medicine, Biology
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 September 2000
One hundred and fifteen unworn anterior teeth were sectioned longitudinally with a diamond saw and prepared for histological examination by polarized light microscopy. Incremental markings in theExpand
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Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens
Recent developmental studies demonstrate that early fossil hominins possessed shorter growth periods than living humans, implying disparate life histories. Analyses of incremental features in teethExpand
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Histological reconstruction of dental development in four individuals from a medieval site in Picardie, France.
The majority of dental development studies in modern humans are based on radiographic analysis. In comparison, very few full histological studies have been carried out. In the present study, theExpand
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Histological study on the chronology of the developing dentition in gorilla and orangutan
The single previous study on tooth development in great apes (Dean and Wood: Folia Primatol. (Basel) 36:111–127, 1981) is of limited value because it is based on cross‐sectional radiographic data.Expand
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Modern human molar enamel thickness and enamel-dentine junction shape.
This study examines cross-sections of molar crowns in a diverse modern human sample to quantify variation in enamel thickness and enamel-dentine junction (EDJ) shape. Histological sections wereExpand
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Out of the mouths of baboons: stress, life history, and dental development in the Awash National Park hybrid zone, Ethiopia.
The techniques of dental histology provide a method for reconstructing much of the life history of an individual, as accentuated increments visible in polarized light microscopy record incidents ofExpand
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Dental evidence for ontogenetic differences between modern humans and Neanderthals
Humans have an unusual life history, with an early weaning age, long childhood, late first reproduction, short interbirth intervals, and long lifespan. In contrast, great apes wean later, reproduceExpand
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Comparative dental development and microstructure of Proconsul teeth from Rusinga Island, Kenya.
Eighteen histological sections were prepared from eleven teeth attributed to Proconsul heseloni and two molar teeth attributed to Proconsul nyanzae. Measurements of spacings and counts of dailyExpand
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