Role of Dental tissue in Anthropological Research

*, VaishnaviVedam V. K. and Rao, Jagadish Padubidri and *, Sivadas G. (2017) Role of Dental tissue in Anthropological Research. Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 18 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 09728074

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For several years, anthropology focused only on the biological understanding, diet, environment, form and function of various human skeletal remains. The use dentition for identification has been well established in the field of forensics. Anthropological research has now extended its approach into examination of dental tissues in medico-legal cases. Among all the skeletal remains, teeth stands in the heart of evolutionary studies which remains preserved in the most intact state even after the depart of an individual’s sole from this world. Several studies have now been focused on the internal structure, chemical composition (incremental pattern of growth) and morphology variation of teeth. Humans are thus known to exhibit these characteristic regional and temporal patterns of tooth size and shape. This review briefly describes an over view of the importance of dental tissues in anthropological research and their application in forensic medicine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropology, forensic dentistry, dental anthropology, tooth morphology
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2017 07:35
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 07:35

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