Patterns of lateral enamel growth in Homo naledi as assessed through perikymata distribution and number.

  title={Patterns of lateral enamel growth in Homo naledi as assessed through perikymata distribution and number.},
  author={Debbie Guatelli‐Steinberg and Mackie C. O'Hara and Adeline Le Cabec and Lucas K. Delezene and Donald J. Reid and Matthew M. Skinner and Lee R. Berger},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},

Reconstructing tooth crown heights and enamel caps: A comparative test of three existing methods with recommendations for their use

The methods are compared on Paranthropus robustus mandibular molars, a sample chosen because it exhibits variable morphology, presenting a challenge for reconstruction methods, and recommendations are offered for applying these methods.

Short and long period growth markers of enamel formation distinguish European Pleistocene hominins

Some components of dental growth in the Atapuerca fossils resembled more recent H. sapiens, particularly around the TE9 level of Sima del Elefante and Sima de los Huesos.

Distinguishing primate taxa with enamel incremental variables.

Immature remains and the first partial skeleton of a juvenile Homo naledi, a late Middle Pleistocene hominin from South Africa

An assemblage of immature remains of Homo naledi recovered from the 2013–2014 excavation season is described, which includes postcranial elements never before discovered as immature elements in the sub-equatorial early hominin fossil record, and contributes new data to the field of hom inin ontogeny.

Safe Casting and Reliable Cusp Reconstruction Assisted by Micro‐Computed Tomographic Scans of Fossil Teeth

This study presents the advantages of μCT data of canines and lateral incisors for detecting cracks along the enamel‐dentine junction (EDJ) which could cause damage when casting, and reliably and non‐destructively reconstructing worn or broken cusps.

Technical note: Estimating original crown height in worn mandibular canines using aspects of dentin morphology.

This approach offers a quantitative method to estimate the percentage of OCH remaining on worn mandibular canines, and by extension, the OCH, comparable to digitally recreated cusps but less subjective and not limited to crowns with minimal wear.



Dental topography and the diet of Homo naledi.

Did the lateral enamel of Neandertal anterior teeth grow differently from that of modern humans?

Patterns and rates of enamel growth in the molar teeth of early hominids

It is concluded that in these early hominids, crown formation times in posterior teeth, particularly in the large thick enamelled molar teeth of the east African 'robust' australopithecines, were shorter than those of modern humans.

Anterior tooth growth periods in Neandertals were comparable to those of modern humans.

Neandertal imbricational enamel formation times are not likely to have been faster than those of the Inuit and for some teeth are clearly slower than Those of the southern African sample, indicating that Neandertals appears to be encompassed within the modern human range of interpopulation variation.

Extension rates and growth in tooth height of modern human and fossil hominin canines and molars.

  • M. Dean
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Frontiers of oral biology
  • 2009
Combinations of high or low cuspal enamel extension rates, with either longer or shorter times taken to form lateral enamel, explain how crown formation times may vary independently of completed crown heights.

Sexual dimorphism of the dental tissues in human permanent mandibular canines and third premolars.

Results suggest that relative area measures of crown tissues are more predictable measures of sexual dimorphism than absolute measures, and tissue proportions may remain constant despite intrasex variation in overall tooth crown size.

Observations on stria morphology in the lateral enamel of Pongo, Hylobates and Proconsul teeth.

"S-shaped" striae may be associated with regions of lateral enamel where prism width either remains constant or even reduces as the enamel surface is approached, together with an increase in the linear daily rate of enamel secretion towards the outer enamel, and an increased angulation of the striae of Retzius to the EDJ are all features that characterize "S- shaped"striae.