Dr. Tanya Smith of Griffith University talks about teeth — everything from individual development to using teeth to understand past environments and lifestyles. She also talks about some of the cultural practices surrounding teeth.
- What to read to learn more:
- The Tales Teeth Tell: Development, Evolution, Behavior by Tanya Smith
- What teeth can tell about the lives and environments of ancient humans and Neanderthals by Tanya Smith at The Conversation
- Dr. Tanya M. Smith’s website
- What she’s reading for work right now:
- Ancient environments in east Africa
- Climate reconstruction via chemical changes in teeth
- What she’s consuming for fun:
- BONUS – What I was reading:
- Smith, T.M.,* Austin, C.*, Green, D.R.* Joannes-Boyau, R.* Bailey, S., Dumitriu, D., Fallon, S., Grün, R., James, H.F., Moncel, M-H., Williams, I.S., Wood, R., Arora, M. (2018) Wintertime stress, nursing, and lead exposure in Neanderthal children. Sci. Adv. 4: eaau9483. * These authors contributed equally to this work.
- Papakyrikos, A.P., Arora, M., Austin, C., Boughner, J.C., Capellini, T.D., Dingwall, H.L., Greba, Q., Howland, J.G., Kato, A., Wang, X-P., Smith, T.M. (2020) Biological clocks and incremental growth line formation in dentine. J. Anat. 237: 367–378.
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