Paleodontology: The relatively unexplored aspect of Forensic Odontology.
Keywords: Archeology; Dentition; Fossils; Dental Modifications
AbstractThe scope of Forensic Odontology is not only limited to medicolegal cases related to present-day humans but also extends to involve study of archaeological remains. Paleodontology is a subset field of Forensic Odontology that deals exclusively with such specimens with an objective to provide insights about oral as well as general aspects of ancient populations. The goal of such research would be to gain knowledge about our ancestral populations and subsequently, our own history along with phylogenetic correlation. The present review provides information about research conducted in various aspects of the field of Paleodontology while simultaneously elaborating its scope.
Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Indo-Pacific Academy of Forensic Odontology
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.