Dental evidence for the diet of Australopithecus.


Journal Article

Surveys the evidence for australopithecine diets in the light of current knowledge about the diet and dental anatomy of living primates, especially the apes. To provide a backdrop for the functional and adaptive interpretations which form the bulk of the paper, the author reviews the diet and feeding behaviour of the living apes, compares the functional anatomy of the teeth of man and apes, and then considers some analytical approaches to the assessment of dental structure in terms of diet in living species.-J.Sheail

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kay, RF

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

  • Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol. 14

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 341

Citation Source

  • Scopus