Paul J Constantino

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint The role of tooth enamel mechanical properties in primate dietary adaptation
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Biology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 148:171-7. 2012
  2. pmc Tooth chipping can reveal the diet and bite forces of fossil hominins
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Biol Lett 6:826-9. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Adaptation to hard-object feeding in sea otters and hominins
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Biology, Marshall University, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755, United States
    J Hum Evol 61:89-96. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Primate dental enamel: what it says about diet
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Front Oral Biol 13:44-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Indentation as a technique to assess the mechanical properties of fallback foods
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:643-52. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The influence of fallback foods on great ape tooth enamel
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:653-60. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The importance of fallback foods in primate ecology and evolution
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:599-602. 2009
  8. pmc Inferences regarding the diet of extinct hominins: structural and functional trends in dental and mandibular morphology within the hominin clade
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Anat 212:486-500. 2008

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi request reprint The role of tooth enamel mechanical properties in primate dietary adaptation
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Biology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 148:171-7. 2012
    ..These results suggest that differences in the load-bearing capacity of primate molar teeth are more a function of morphology-particularly tooth size and enamel thickness-than of underlying mechanical properties...
  2. pmc Tooth chipping can reveal the diet and bite forces of fossil hominins
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Biol Lett 6:826-9. 2010
    ..The existence of tooth chip signatures also provides a way of identifying the consumption of rarely eaten foods that dental microwear and isotopic analysis are unlikely to detect...
  3. doi request reprint Adaptation to hard-object feeding in sea otters and hominins
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Biology, Marshall University, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755, United States
    J Hum Evol 61:89-96. 2011
    ..From such comparisons, we argue that early hominin species like Paranthropus most likely consumed hard food objects with substantially higher biting forces than those exerted by modern humans...
  4. doi request reprint Primate dental enamel: what it says about diet
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Front Oral Biol 13:44-8. 2009
    ..Several aspects of tooth form can be described as devices to limit damage to a tooth crown against the onslaught of hard or soft foods. The damage modes of teeth are paralleled by the behavior of some bilayered hard foods...
  5. doi request reprint Indentation as a technique to assess the mechanical properties of fallback foods
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:643-52. 2009
    ..This analysis predicts that blunt cusps and thick enamel will indeed help to sustain the integrity of teeth against contacts with these foods up to high loads...
  6. doi request reprint The influence of fallback foods on great ape tooth enamel
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:653-60. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that this is indeed the case. We also consider the implications of this conclusion on the evolution of the dentition of extinct hominins...
  7. doi request reprint The importance of fallback foods in primate ecology and evolution
    Paul J Constantino
    Department of Anthropology, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:599-602. 2009
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  8. pmc Inferences regarding the diet of extinct hominins: structural and functional trends in dental and mandibular morphology within the hominin clade
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    J Anat 212:486-500. 2008
    ..Specifically, we show how thick enamel can protect against the generation and propagation of cracks in the enamel that begin at the enamel-dentine junction and move towards the outer enamel surface...