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dc.contributor.advisorGlantz, Michelle M.
dc.contributor.authorErbil, Fatma Nur
dc.contributor.committeememberPante, Michael C.
dc.contributor.committeememberLacy, Michael G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T15:43:00Z
dc.date.available2017-06-09T15:43:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.description2017 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThe present study aims to understand the underpinnings of dental crown morphological development and provide a dental morphological comparison between the baby and adult teeth of Krapina Neandertals with the expectations of finding a correspondence between the two dentitions based on their dental non-metric trait frequencies. 19 non-metric traits were scored utilizing the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System (Turner et al., 1991) on both deciduous and permanent teeth of 12 KDPs (Krapina Dental Person) (n=62). Associations between the two dentitions for 11 traits were tested applying the Somers' D measure of association statistics. Also, non-metric trait occurrence frequencies with the sample sizes and their range of variation were reported. The apparent morphological similarity between baby and adult teeth and also the inter-individual similarity observed in this study suggest a couple of points. First, it supports the assumptions that Krapina Neandertals represent a closely genetically related group. Second, it suggests that similar genes are responsible for the growth and development of the dental non-metric traits of both primary and permanent dentitions. Third, the unique and consistent dental morphological pattern at Krapina may have an adaptive significance for chewing. Lastly, the morphological similarity between deciduous second molar (dm2) and permanent first molar (M1) supports Butler (1939, 1967)'s field model which also posits that dm2 exhibits more morphological similarities with M1 than dm1 has with M1.
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dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierErbil_colostate_0053N_14199.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/181462
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectKrapina
dc.subjectprimary and permanent dentition
dc.subjectdental anthropology
dc.subject.lcshNeandertals
dc.titleNon-metric correspondence between Neandertal primary and permanent dentition
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thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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