Fossils, Teeth, and Sex: New Perspectives on Human Evolution

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PREFACE and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSix
CHAPTER 1, SEXUAL DIMORPHISM AS A PROBLEM IN HUMAN EVOLUTION1
Abstract
The general problem of ancestors in studies of human evolution
The sex of ancestors as a special problem in human evolution
Sexual dimorphism in living primates
Anatomical sexual dimorphism in the living primates: the current picture
Anatomical sexual dimorphisms in the living primates: new view
Implications for the evolution of great apes and humans
Summary
CHAPTER 2, THE PRESENT DAY: SEXUAL DIMORPHISMS IN THE TEETH OF LIVING APES AND HUMANS35
Abstract
Sexual dimorphism or sexual dimorphisms?
The dimensions of ape and human teeth: measures taken one by one
Canine sexual dimorphisms in humans and apes
Sexual dimorphisms in incisors and premolars
Sexual dimorphisms in molars
Summary for individual dimensions of non-canine teeth
Sexual dimorphisms in dental patterns as revealed in univariate studies
Measures of teeth of apes and humans: examination in combination
Canonical variates analyses
High-dimensional displays
Evolutionary implications
Summary
CHAPTER 3, ZERO TO TWO MILLION YEARS AGO: SEXUAL DIMORPHISMS IN EARLY HUMANS65
Abstract
Human sexual dimorphism: the current view
Homo sapiens neandertalensis: current evidence of sexual dimorphism?
Homo erectus: current evidence of sexual dimorphism?
New studies: individual dimensions of teeth
The case of a special australopithecine
New studies: dimensions of teeth in combination
Homo habilis again
Conclusions: sexual dimorphisms in fossil humans
Summary

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