Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
4006 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
In my research, I use teeth to answer questions
about life history profiles, growth, and biological relationships in
primates and fossil hominins. Teeth present an ideal source of
information about these questions for several reasons. First, teeth
preserve a record of their growth in their hard tissues. Second,
tooth growth reflects the overall growth of the organisms of which
teeth were a part during life. Third, teeth themselves are the most
often preserved skeletal elements in fossil and archaeological
assemblages. Some publications representing these interests are
listed below (please see my CV for a complete publication list). I
have worked on such questions in non-human primates, Plio-Pleistocene
hominins, Neandertals, and modern humans. I am also interested in a
variety of other subjects including dental sexual dimorphism,
fluctuating asymmetry, and dental morphology.
Guatelli-Steinberg, D., Reid, D., Bishop, T. 2007. Did the
lateral enamel of Neandertals grow differently from that of modern
humans? Journal of Human Evolution 52: 72-84.
Guatelli-Steinberg, D., Reid, D.J., Bishop, T., and Larsen, C.S.
2005. Anterior tooth growth periods in Neandertals were comparable
to those of modern humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences 102: 14197-14202.
Guatelli-Steinberg, D. 2004. Analysis and significance of linear
enamel hypoplasia in Plio-Pleistocene hominins. American Journal
of Physical Anthropology 123: 199-215.
Irish, J., and Guatelli-Steinberg D.
2003. Ancient teeth and modern human origins: An expanded comparison
of African Plio-Pleistocene and recent world dental samples.
Journal of Human Evolution 45: 113-144.
Guatelli-Steinberg, D. 2001. What
can developmental defects of enamel reveal about physiological
stress in non-human primates? Evolutionary Anthropology 10:
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