- Includes state-of-the-art dental microwear texture data
- Focuses on populations largely overlooked in archaeological and dental anthropology volumes
- First dental anthropology book to integrate dental pathology and dental microwear texture analysis
1. Introduction: Taking a Bite Out of Teeth 2. Ambassadors of the Past: The Archaeological Record 3. Who Knows What Ancient People Ate? Paleodietary Reconstructions 4. Addressing the Problem: What Was Studied and How 5. What Do We Think We Know? 6. Who Cares? What Does it All Mean? 7. Chew on This: Diets of the Past and Their Roles in the Future
Dr. Schmidt is a biological anthropologist and Eastern Woodlands archeologist. His research interests include dental anthropology, skeletal biology, dietary reconstruction, subsistence, and human-paleofauna interactions. As director of the Indiana Prehistory Laboratory, Dr. Schmidt is active in his field and works to get his students involved in fieldwork and research. He has published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the Journal of Forensic Science, and Indiana Archeology. He is also President of the Indiana Archeology Council. Dr. Schmidt is co-author of The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, Second Edition published by Elsevier.