The dentition of the Lengua indians of Paraguay.

  title={The dentition of the Lengua indians of Paraguay.},
  author={Julius A. Kieser and Charles Brian Preston},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={55 4},
The crown morphology of 202 dental casts from living Lengua Indians is described and compared with other Amerind, Melanesian, and Caucasoid samples. The Lengua dentition shows a high Mongoloid component with little effects of possible European admixture, thus supporting the theory that despite early Franciscan and Jesuit attempts at missionization, much of the Paraguayan Chaco has remained genetically and culturally relatively intact well into the present century. A finding of note was the… CONTINUE READING