Preliminary examination of non-occlusal dental microwear in anthropoids: implications for the study of fossil primates.

@article{Ungar1996PreliminaryEO,
  title={Preliminary examination of non-occlusal dental microwear in anthropoids: implications for the study of fossil primates.},
  author={Peter S Ungar and Mark F. Teaford},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1996},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={101-13}
}
Most studies of microscopic wear on non-human primate teeth have focused on the occlusal surfaces of molars. Recent analyses of the buccal surfaces of human cheek teeth have demonstrated an association between diet and dental microwear on the these surfaces as well. In the current study, we examine microwear on both the buccal and lingual surfaces of non-human primate molars to assess the potential of these surfaces to reveal information concerning anthropoid feeding behaviors. We compare… CONTINUE READING

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