Peter Ungar

Summary

Affiliation: University of Arkansas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dental microwear texture analysis: technical considerations
    Robert S Scott
    Department of Anthropology, Old Main 330, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:339-49. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Dental microwear texture analysis of hominins recovered by the Olduvai Landscape Paleoanthropology Project, 1995-2007
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330 Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 63:429-37. 2012
  3. pmc A solution to the worn tooth conundrum in primate functional anatomy
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, Old Main 330, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:3874-7. 2003
  4. doi request reprint The diets of early hominins
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Science 334:190-3. 2011
  5. pmc Molar microwear textures and the diets of Australopithecus anamensis and Australopithecus afarensis
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3345-54. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Tooth form and function: insights into adaptation through the analysis of dental microwear
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Front Oral Biol 13:38-43. 2009
  7. pmc Dental microwear and diet of the Plio-Pleistocene hominin Paranthropus boisei
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2044. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Dental evidence for the diets of Plio-Pleistocene hominins
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 146:47-62. 2011
  9. pmc Reproductive fitness and tooth wear: milking as much as possible out of dental topographic analysis
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:16533-4. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Dental microwear and diets of African early Homo
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 50:78-95. 2006

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Dental microwear texture analysis: technical considerations
    Robert S Scott
    Department of Anthropology, Old Main 330, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:339-49. 2006
    ..In this case, microwear surfaces of Cebus apella and Lophocebus albigena, which consume some harder food items, have higher average values for complexity than do folivores or soft fruit eaters...
  2. doi request reprint Dental microwear texture analysis of hominins recovered by the Olduvai Landscape Paleoanthropology Project, 1995-2007
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330 Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 63:429-37. 2012
    ..Finally, differences in scale of maximum complexity and perhaps textural fill volume between H. habilis and H. erectus are noted, suggesting further possible differences between these species in diet...
  3. pmc A solution to the worn tooth conundrum in primate functional anatomy
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, Old Main 330, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:3874-7. 2003
    ....
  4. doi request reprint The diets of early hominins
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Science 334:190-3. 2011
    ..g., seeds and nuts) consumption dates to millions of years after the appearance of the earliest probable hominins, and there are no consistent trends in diet change among these species through time...
  5. pmc Molar microwear textures and the diets of Australopithecus anamensis and Australopithecus afarensis
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3345-54. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Tooth form and function: insights into adaptation through the analysis of dental microwear
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Front Oral Biol 13:38-43. 2009
    ..These results suggest that dental microwear texture analysis can help us determine whether craniodental specializations in fossil species are adaptations to preferred foods, or to less often but still critical fallback items...
  7. pmc Dental microwear and diet of the Plio-Pleistocene hominin Paranthropus boisei
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2044. 2008
    ..The apparent discrepancy between microwear and functional anatomy is consistent with the idea that P. boisei presents a hominin example of Liem's Paradox, wherein a highly derived morphology need not reflect a specialized diet...
  8. doi request reprint Dental evidence for the diets of Plio-Pleistocene hominins
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 146:47-62. 2011
    ..New methods of analysis and theoretical perspectives are improving our understanding of the diets of Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and early Homo, and promise further progress long into the future...
  9. pmc Reproductive fitness and tooth wear: milking as much as possible out of dental topographic analysis
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:16533-4. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Dental microwear and diets of African early Homo
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 50:78-95. 2006
    ..erectus and Swartkrans Member 1 individuals ate, at least occasionally, more brittle or tough items than other fossil hominins studied...
  11. ncbi request reprint Quantification of dental microwear by tandem scanning confocal microscopy and scale-sensitive fractal analyses
    Peter S Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Scanning 25:185-93. 2003
    ..Moreover, rapid surface characterization will allow examination of large samples to assess within species variation and to make finer distinctions between species...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dental topography and diets of Australopithecus afarensis and early Homo
    Peter Ungar
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Hum Evol 46:605-22. 2004
    ..afarensis emphasizing harder, more brittle foods, and early Homo relying on tougher, more elastic foods...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins
    Robert S Scott
    1 Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA 2 These authors contributed equally to this work
    Nature 436:693-5. 2005
    ..africanus. This suggests that A. africanus ate more tough foods and P. robustus consumed more hard and brittle items, but that both had variable and overlapping diets...
  14. doi request reprint Craniofacial biomechanics and functional and dietary inferences in hominin paleontology
    Frederick E Grine
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 4364, USA
    J Hum Evol 58:293-308. 2010
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Molar microwear in Praeanthropus afarensis: evidence for dietary stasis through time and under diverse paleoecological conditions
    Frederick E Grine
    Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, NY 11794, USA
    J Hum Evol 51:297-319. 2006
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Technical note: Dental microwear textures of "Phase I" and "Phase II" facets
    Kristin L Krueger
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 137:485-90. 2008
    ..Further, differences in microwear textures between facet types for a given taxon may themselves reflect diet. Some possible explanations for differences in microwear textures between facet types are proposed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dental topography and molar wear in Alouatta palliata from Costa Rica
    John C Dennis
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 125:152-61. 2004
    ..Dental topographic analysis may therefore be used to compare morphology among similarly worn individuals from different species...
  18. ncbi request reprint Occlusal relief changes with molar wear in Pan troglodytes troglodytes and Gorilla gorilla gorilla
    Francis M'Kirera
    Environmental Dynamics Ph D Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Am J Primatol 60:31-41. 2003
    ..Such studies provide new insights into form-function relationships, which will allow us to infer certain aspects of diet in fossils with worn teeth...