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International Journal of Morphology

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BOLLINI, Gabriel A; RODRIGUEZ-FLOREZ, Carlos David  y  COLANTONIO, Sonia E. Dental Non-Metric Traits in a Pre-Conquest Sample "Calchaquí" From Argentina, South America . Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.4, pp. 1063-1067. ISSN 0717-9502.

The present study was carried out with a Calchaquí human Pre-Conquest sample from Northwest of Argentina, with the aim of exploring the dental morphology patterns in this population. This study was carried out by means of a macroscopic analysis in permanent dentitions of 7 skulls. 40 dental non-mtetric traits were recorded using the ASU Dental Anthropology System. Percentages >70% was found only in 4 traits. Calchaquí sample studied here is near to these values in shovel shape expression, but the results of this study suggest that a Sinodont pattern is no clear for this sample. To conclude, the present investigation provides additional, insightful elements for a description of biological factors in the process of dental morphologic diversification associated to regional and temporal ranges in this region of Argentina.

Palabras clave : Bilateral asymmetry; Dental non-metric traits; Pre-conquest samples; Argentina.

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