Welcome to the Dental Anthropology Association's website!


Dental anthropology is a subfield of biological anthropology that employs the dentitions of humans and other primates, both past and present, to answer questions of anthropological interest. Dental anthropologists study the development, eruption, number, size, morphology, modification, wear, and pathology of teeth, among other subjects.

The Dental Anthropology Association (DAA) seeks to stimulate interest in dental anthropology and support the exchange of knowledge for those interested in the anthropological study of teeth. Our primary activities include annual meetings with associated presentations, symposia, workshops, and student prizes, and the publication of the journal Dental Anthropology.




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