A world view of bioculturally modified teeth
- edited by Scott E. Burnett and Joel D. Irish.
- Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 
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Tooth modification is the longest-lasting type of body modification and the most widespread in the archaeological record. It has been practiced throughout many time periods and on every occupied continent and conveys information about individual people, their societies, and their relationships to others. This necessary volume presents the wide spectrum of intentional dental modification in humans across the globe over the past 16,000 years.
These essays draw on research from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Through archaeological studies, historical and ethnographic sources, and observations of contemporary people, contributors examine instances of tooth filing, notching, inlays, dyeing, and removal. They discuss how to distinguish between these purposeful modifications of teeth and normal wear and tear or disease while demonstrating what patterns of tooth modification can reveal about people and their cultures in the past and present.A volume in the series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives, edited by Clark Spencer Larsen Contributors: Verner Alexandersen | Myrtati D. Artaria | Sarah B. Barber | Katelyn L. Bolhofner | Julie A. Bukowski | Scott E. Burnett | Dawn E. Cobb | Andrea Cucina | Isabelle De Groote | Kate Domett | Michele Toomay Douglas | Arthur C. Durband | L.J. Friedling | Cristina García M. | Amanda R. Harvey | Kristin M. Hedman | Louise T. Humphrey | Joel D. Irish | Arthur A. Joyce | Adam Lauer | Christine Lee | Kuang-ti Li | Jolie Liston | Niels Lynnerup | Arion T. Mayes | George R. Milner | Jennifer Newton | Colin Pardoe | Nicolette Parr | Evan Pellegrini | Michael Pietrusewsky | Marco Ramírez-Salomón | E. Melanie Ryan | G. Richard Scott | Vera Tiesler | Andrew R. Thompson | Cheng-hwa Tsang | Christy G. Turner II | Cherie Walth | James T. Watson
Introduction / Scott E. Burnett and Joel D. Irish -- Africa: the first and the present -- Characterizing ablation in the later stone age Maghreb: chronology and significance / Isabelle De Groote and Louise T. Humphrey -- Knocking, filing, and chipping: dental modification in Sub-Saharan Africans / Joel D. Irish -- Identity marker or medicinal treatment? an exploration of the practice and purpose of dental ablation in ancient Nubia / Katelyn L. Bolhofner -- Dental modification in modern day Cape Town, South Africa: a link to the past / L.J. Friedling -- Europe and Northeast Asia: out and about -- Dental modifications of anterior teeth in the Danish Viking age / Verner Alexandersen and Niels Lynnerup -- The relationship between intentional dental ablation and hereditary agenesis in late neolithic-early bronze age China / Christine Lee -- Tooth ablation in early neolithic skeletons from Taiwan / Michael Pietrusewsky, Adam Lauer, Cheng-hwa Tsang, Kuang-ti Li, and Michele Toomay Douglas -- Biocultural perspectives of Jomon dental ablation: social complexity, identity, and visage / Amanda R. Harvey, G. Richard Scott, Evan Pellegrini, and Christy G. Turner II -- Stable isotope analysis of human skeletal remains to reveal relationships between diet and tooth ablation types during the Jomon Period in Japan / Soichiro Kusaka -- Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania: different lands and possibilities -- The biocultural context of dental modification in prehistoric southeast Asia / Jennifer Newton and Kate Domett -- Teeth filing in Surabayan Javanese and Balinese: a change in tradition / Myrtati D. Artaria -- Intentional dental modification and oral-dental health in Western Micronesia / Rona Ikehara-Quebral, E. Melanie Ryan, Nicolette Parr, Cherie Walth, Jolie Liston, Michael Pietrusewsky, and Michele Toomay Douglas -- Tooth ablation along the Murray River, Southeastern Australia / Colin Pardoe and Arthur C. Durband -- The Americas: a new world of modification -- Modified teeth: cultural diversity and community building at Cahokia (AD 900-1400) / Kristin M. Hedman, Julie A. Bukowski, Dawn E. Cobb, and Andrew R. Thompson -- Intentional or not? Characterization and reassessment of proposed intentional dental modification cases in the Southwest U.S. / Scott E. Burnett -- Permanent dental modifications among the ancient Maya: procedures, health risks, and social identities / Vera Tiesler, Andrea Cucina, and Marco Ram¡rez-Salomcentn -- Intra- and-inter regional variation of dental modification and social complexity: a test case from the Lower R¡o Verde, Oaxaca / Arion T. Mayes, Sarah B. Barber, and Arthur A. Joyce -- Dental modification and the expansion and manipulation of Mesoamerican identity into northwest mexico / James T. Watson and Cristina Garc¡a M -- Conclusion -- Out of regard to custom: tooth modification in the ancient and modern worlds / George R. Milner.
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- Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past: local, regional, and global perspectives
- Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- xiv, 345 pages ; 25 cm.
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- LCCN: 2017010461