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Open talk – The tales teeth tell: Human development, evolution, and behaviour

Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots, capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses.

The study of ancient, fossilized teeth sheds light on how our ancestors grew up, how we evolved, and how prehistoric cultural transitions continue to affect humans today. In this talk, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates – including our own uniqueness.

Date Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public,All University,Staff
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Academic
Lecture
LocationDental Blue Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Dentistry, 310 Great King St, Dunedin.
CostFree
Contact NameCarolina Loch
Contact Phone+64 3 479 9255
Contact Emailcarolina.loch@otago.ac.nz

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