Dental topography

The study of tooth morphology provides eco-indicators providing information on the mechanical capacities of teeth, reflecting the natural selection of dental phenotypes which has been active over a long period (of the order of 1 million years).

Once the tooth is worn out, the eco-indicators of this dental morphology potentially provide information on the nature of the bolus.

References :

Berthaume, M. A., Lazzari, V., & Guy, F. (2020). The landscape of tooth shape: Over 20 years of dental topography in primates. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 29(5), 245-262.

Thiery, G., Lazzari, V., Ramdarshan, A., & Guy, F. (2017). Beyond the map: enamel distribution characterized from 3D dental topography. Frontiers in physiology, 8, 524.

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