Welcome to the Dental Anthropology Association!


The Dental Anthropology Association (DAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which seeks to stimulate interest in dental anthropology, a subfield of biological anthropology. Dental anthropology utilizes the dentitions of humans and other non-human primates—both past and present—to answer questions of anthropological interest.  These questions can include (but are by no means limited to): How are individuals and populations related? What did their diet look like? How healthy were they?

Dental anthropologists study the development, eruption, number, size, morphology, modification, wear, and pathology of teeth, among other topics, in order to answer these questions. (Learn more!)

The DAA supports the exchange of knowledge for those interested in the anthropological study of teeth. Our primary activities include annual meetings with associated presentations, symposia, workshops, student prizes, and the publication of the journal Dental Anthropology. We are always welcoming new members—join us!




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