Hominid Evolution, Dental Anthropology,
and Human Variation

Clarke Johnson DDS, PhD
Oral Biology and the Department
of Orthodontics UIC College of Dentistry

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Welcome to Oral Sciences OSCI 590 presented in the Orthodontic Department at the UIC College of Dentistry. This website is a learning resource which integrates hominid origins, dental anthropology, and human variation. It consists of original articles and lecture notes accessible below through the Table of Contents.

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An adaptation from John Hunter's Natural History of the Human Teeth, published in 1771. His book is remarkable for the exceptional accuracy of its plates. He suggested an unusual remedy for an infected tooth: extract it, boil it, and reinsert the tooth in its original socket.

Other websites by this author

Link to International Journal of Dental Anthropology IJDA http://www.purace.ucauca.edu.co/antropos/boletines/ijda

© Copyright on text and original drawings 1999 C. L. Johnson

The author wishes to thank Dr. Carla Evans for her support and interest in the development of this course. Her encouragement and advice has made OSCI 590 and this website a reality.

Students and members of the profession are welcome to use this document for instructional purposes. Comment is welcome. You may contact the author at cjohnson@iunhaw1.iun.indiana.edu