Darryl Holman's Research: Deciduous Tooth Emergence
Deciduous teeth emerge between birth and age three in all human
populations. Compared to other growth traits, the timing of emergence
for deciduous teeth is considered to be robust to moderate
environmental insults, malnutrition, and disease. Consequently,
emergence has been widely used to age children in populations without
written age documentation and as a marker of growth and development for
children. My colleagues and I have been investigating several aspects
of deciduous tooth emergence, including:
Statistical methods for analysis of tooth emergence (Holman and
Jones 1991, 1998)
Differences among populations in tooth emergence (Holman and Jones 1998, 2003)
Effect of health and nutrition on tooth emergence (Holman and Yamaguchi in press, Holman et al. submitted)
Sex differences in tooth emergence (Holman and Jones, 1991, 2003)
Aging children from tooth emergence (Konigsberg and Holman 1999, Holman et al. 2002)
Holman DJ, O'Connor KA, Jones
RE. (submitted) Assessing biological mortality bias in deciduous tooth
emergence. submitted. Also Working paper 04-01 Center for Studies in
Demography and Ecology.
Holman DJ, Yamaguchi K.
(in press) Longitudinal analysis of deciduous tooth emergence: IV.
Covariate effects in Japanese children. American Journal
of Physical Anthropology.
Holman DJ and Jones RE (1991)
Longitudinal analysis of deciduous tooth emergence in Indonesian
children: I. Life table methodology. American Journal of Human Biology
Holman DJ and Jones RE (1998)
Longitudinal analysis of deciduous tooth emergence II: Parametric
survival analysis in Bangladeshi, Guatemalan, Japanese and Javanese
children. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 105(2):209-30.
Konigsberg L, Holman DJ (1999)
Estimation of age at death from dental emergence and implications for
studies of prehistoric somatic growth. In Hoppa RD and Fitzgerald CM
(eds.) Human Growth in the Past: Studies from Bones and Teeth.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 264-289.
Holman DJ, O'Connor KA and Wood JW.
(2002) Estimating age-at-death distributions from skeletal samples: A
multivariate latent trait approach. In Hoppa RD and Vaupel JW (eds.)
Paleodemography: Age Distributions from Skeletal Samples. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, pp. 222-242.
Holman DJ, Jones RE (2003)
Longitudinal analysis of deciduous tooth emergence: III. Sexual
dimorphism in Bangladeshi, Guatemalan, Japanese and Javanese children.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 122:269-278.
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