Polynesian dentition.

  • John Dennison
  • Published 2007 in
    Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die…


The chance discovery of a paper by Rottstock et al. (1983) comparing the individual diameters of 4,497 teeth from 711 skulls from anthropologically-different populations (Europeans, Negroids, Mongoloids, Melanesians) provided the impetus to add our measurements of 449 teeth from 89 Polynesians (mainland Maoris, Chatham Island, Wairau Bar) to the series. We confirm that dental measurements provide clear differences among the different population groups. We confirm that dental indices are useful by disclosing specific dental relationships among the different population groups.

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@article{Dennison2007PolynesianD, title={Polynesian dentition.}, author={John Dennison}, journal={Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur}, year={2007}, volume={65 4}, pages={353-63} }