Tanya M Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:6128-33. 2007
  2. ncbi Brief communication: enamel thickness trends in the dental arcade of humans and chimpanzees
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 136:237-41. 2008
  3. ncbi Incremental dental development: methods and applications in hominoid evolutionary studies
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Hum Evol 54:205-24. 2008
  4. ncbi Molar development in common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
    T M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Hum Evol 52:201-16. 2007
  5. ncbi Modern human molar enamel thickness and enamel-dentine junction shape
    T M Smith
    Human Evolution Department, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Arch Oral Biol 51:974-95. 2006
  6. ncbi The accuracy of histological assessments of dental development and age at death
    T M Smith
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, USA
    J Anat 208:125-38. 2006
  7. ncbi Experimental determination of the periodicity of incremental features in enamel
    T M Smith
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    J Anat 208:99-113. 2006
  8. ncbi Variation in hominoid molar enamel thickness
    Tanya M Smith
    Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences, Stony Brook University, NY 11794 4364, USA
    J Hum Evol 48:575-92. 2005
  9. ncbi Rapid dental development in a Middle Paleolithic Belgian Neanderthal
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20220-5. 2007
  10. ncbi Brief communication: dental development and enamel thickness in the Lakonis Neanderthal molar
    T M Smith
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 138:112-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:6128-33. 2007
    ..Corresponding biological and cultural changes may have appeared relatively late in the course of human evolution...
  2. ncbi Brief communication: enamel thickness trends in the dental arcade of humans and chimpanzees
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 136:237-41. 2008
    ..As nondestructive imaging techniques become commonplace (facilitating the examination of increasing numbers of fossil specimens), studies may maximize available samples by expanding beyond molars...
  3. ncbi Incremental dental development: methods and applications in hominoid evolutionary studies
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Hum Evol 54:205-24. 2008
    ..Areas for future research are identified, including the need for validation and standardization of certain methods, and new methods for integrating nondestructive structural and developmental studies are highlighted...
  4. ncbi Molar development in common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
    T M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Hum Evol 52:201-16. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi Modern human molar enamel thickness and enamel-dentine junction shape
    T M Smith
    Human Evolution Department, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Arch Oral Biol 51:974-95. 2006
    ..Human relative enamel thickness encompasses most values reported for fossil apes and humans, suggesting limited taxonomic value when considered alone...
  6. ncbi The accuracy of histological assessments of dental development and age at death
    T M Smith
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, USA
    J Anat 208:125-38. 2006
    ..It is suggested that Shellis' method should not be applied to teeth with short, rapid periods of development, and further study is necessary to validate this application in other material...
  7. ncbi Experimental determination of the periodicity of incremental features in enamel
    T M Smith
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    J Anat 208:99-113. 2006
    ..Studies of the genetic, neurological and hormonal basis of incremental feature formation are needed to provide more insight into their physiological and structural basis...
  8. ncbi Variation in hominoid molar enamel thickness
    Tanya M Smith
    Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences, Stony Brook University, NY 11794 4364, USA
    J Hum Evol 48:575-92. 2005
    ..Nonetheless, previous findings that African apes have relatively thinner enamel than Pongo is supported for certain molar positions...
  9. ncbi Rapid dental development in a Middle Paleolithic Belgian Neanderthal
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20220-5. 2007
    ..Moreover, evidence from the Scladina juvenile and other similarly aged hominins suggests that a prolonged childhood and slow life history are unique to Homo sapiens...
  10. ncbi Brief communication: dental development and enamel thickness in the Lakonis Neanderthal molar
    T M Smith
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 138:112-8. 2009
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  11. ncbi Technical note: compatibility of microtomographic imaging systems for dental measurements
    Anthony J Olejniczak
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 134:130-4. 2007
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  12. ncbi Dental tissue proportions and enamel thickness in Neandertal and modern human molars
    Anthony J Olejniczak
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Hum Evol 55:12-23. 2008
    ..Although molar tissue proportions distinguish Neanderthals from recent Homo sapiens, additional study is necessary to assess trends in tissue proportions in the genus Homo throughout the Pleistocene...
  13. ncbi Dental trait expression at the enamel-dentine junction of lower molars in extant and fossil hominoids
    Matthew M Skinner
    Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program, Department of Anthropology, 2110 G Street NW, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    J Hum Evol 54:173-86. 2008
    ..Finally, this study demonstrates that imaging the EDJ of both worn and unworn fossil hominin teeth provides a novel source of information about tooth development and variation in crown morphology...
  14. ncbi An examination of dental development in Graecopithecus freybergi (=Ouranopithecus macedoniensis)
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 4364, USA
    J Hum Evol 46:551-77. 2004
    ..Developmental similarities between Paranthropus and Graecopithecus are interpreted to be parallelisms due to similarities in the mechanical demands of their diets...
  15. ncbi Morphology of the enamel-dentine junction in sections of anthropoid primate maxillary molars
    Anthony J Olejniczak
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Hum Evol 53:292-301. 2007
    ..When considered in conjunction with aspects of molar morphology, such as developmental features and enamel thickness, EDJ shape may be a useful tool for the taxonomic assessment of fossil molars...
  16. ncbi Enamel thickness, microstructure and development in Afropithecus turkanensis
    Tanya M Smith
    Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 4364, USA
    J Hum Evol 44:283-306. 2003
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  17. ncbi Variation in enamel thickness within the genus Homo
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Hum Evol 62:395-411. 2012
    ..Additional research is necessary to reconstruct hominin dietary ecology since thick enamel is not a prerequisite for hard-object feeding, and it is present in most later Homo species despite advances in technology and food processing...
  18. ncbi Temporal nature of periradicular bands ('Striae periradicales') on mammalian tooth roots
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Front Oral Biol 13:86-92. 2009
    ..Despite their potential for studies of primate root growth, the etiology of these lines in mammalian roots requires further study...
  19. ncbi Three-dimensional molar enamel distribution and thickness in Australopithecus and Paranthropus
    A J Olejniczak
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Biol Lett 4:406-10. 2008
    ..The three-dimensional distribution of enamel thickness shows different patterns among species, and is more useful for the interpretation of functional adaptations than single summary measures of enamel thickness...
  20. ncbi Molar enamel thickness and dentine horn height in Gigantopithecus blacki
    A J Olejniczak
    Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Phys Anthropol 135:85-91. 2008
    ..This suite of molar morphologies is also found to varying degrees in Pongo and Sivapithecus, but not in African apes and humans, and may be diagnostic of subfamily Ponginae...
  21. ncbi Enamel thickness in Bornean and Sumatran orangutan dentitions
    Tanya M Smith
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 147:417-26. 2012
    ..These data provide only limited support for ecological explanations of enamel thickness patterns within great ape genera. Future studies of dietary ecology and enamel thickness should consider sex differences more systematically...
  22. ncbi Nondestructive imaging of hominoid dental microstructure using phase contrast X-ray synchrotron microtomography
    Paul Tafforeau
    J Hum Evol 54:272-8. 2008
  23. ncbi Molar crown formation in the Late Miocene Asian hominoids, Sivapithecus parvada and Sivapithecus indicus
    Patrick Mahoney
    Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Northgate House, Sheffield S1 4ET, England
    J Hum Evol 53:61-8. 2007
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  24. ncbi Age at first molar emergence in early Miocene Afropithecus turkanensis and life-history evolution in the Hominoidea
    Jay Kelley
    Department of Oral Biology M C 690, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S Paulina, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Hum Evol 44:307-29. 2003
    ..These may have included shifts that were largely body mass dependent, as well as those that occurred in the absence of significant changes in body mass...
  25. ncbi Dental tissue studies: 2D and 3D insights into human evolution
    Tanya M Smith
    J Hum Evol 54:169-72. 2008