Human population variability in relative dental development.

  title={Human population variability in relative dental development.},
  author={Ryan Tompkins},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={99 1},
  • Ryan Tompkins
  • Published 1996 in American journal of physical anthropology
Using dental X-rays, the calcification of various teeth was compared between samples of black southern Africans, white French-Canadians, and prehistoric Native Americans sharing the same stage of calcification of a specified "reference tooth." The French-Canadians have markedly delayed relative development of the M3 compared to the Africans. They also… CONTINUE READING