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Nanoindentation mapping of the mechanical properties of human molar tooth enamel.
The mechanical behavior of dental enamel has been the subject of many investigations. Initial studies assumed that it was a more or less homogeneous material with uniform mechanical properties. NowExpand
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Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins
Reconstructing the diets of extinct hominins is essential to understanding the paleobiology and evolutionary history of our lineage. Dental microwear, the study of microscopic tooth-wear resultingExpand
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Dental microwear texture analysis: technical considerations.
Dental microwear analysis is commonly used to infer aspects of diet in extinct primates. Conventional methods of microwear analysis have usually been limited to two-dimensional imaging studies usingExpand
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Dental microwear texture and anthropoid diets.
Dental microwear has long been used as evidence concerning the diets of extinct species. Here, we present a comparative baseline series of dental microwear textures for a sample of 21 anthropoidExpand
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Diet and the evolution of the earliest human ancestors.
  • M. Teaford, P. Ungar
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 5 December 2000
Over the past decade, discussions of the evolution of the earliest human ancestors have focused on the locomotion of the australopithecines. Recent discoveries in a broad range of disciplines haveExpand
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Macrovertebrate Paleontology and the Pliocene Habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus
A diverse assemblage of large mammals is spatially and stratigraphically associated with Ardipithecus ramidus at Aramis. The most common species are tragelaphine antelope and colobine monkeys.Expand
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Comparative and functional anatomy of Proconsul phalanges from the Kaswanga Primate Site, Rusinga Island, Kenya
Abstract The fossil remains of nine individuals attributable to the Miocene hominoid genus Proconsul were recovered during 1984 and 1985 from the Kaswanga Primate Site on Rusinga Island, Kenya. AmongExpand
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Diet in early Homo : A review of the evidence and a new model of adaptive versatility
Several recent studies have stressed the role of dietary change in the origin and early evolution of our genus in Africa. Resulting models have been based on nutrition research and analogy to livingExpand
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Molar microwear and dietary reconstructions of fossil cercopithecoidea from the Plio-Pleistocene deposits of South Africa.
The South African Plio-Pleistocene cave deposits have yielded a diverse cercopithecoid fauna. In this study, the possible dietary proclivities of these extinct species are examined using details ofExpand
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Quantitative differences in dental microwear between primate species with different diets and a comment on the presumed diet of Sivapithecus.
Studies of dental microwear have been used to relate tooth form to function in a variety of recent and extinct mammals. Probably the most important aspect of microwear analysis is the possibility ofExpand
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