Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology

  • Chris Vinyard
  • Matthew J. Ravosa
  • Christine Wall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Historical Perspective on Experimental Research in Biological Anthropology

  3. In Vivo Research into Masticatory Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-18
    2. Susan W. Herring, Katherine L. Rafferty, Zi Jun Liu, Zongyang Sun
      Pages 19-37
    3. Susan H. Williams, Christine E. Wall, Christopher J. Vinyard, William L. Hylander
      Pages 39-61
    4. Callum F. Ross
      Pages 63-81
    5. Alfred W. Crompton, Daniel E. Lieberman, Tomasz Owerkowicz, Russell V. Baudinette, Jayne Skinner
      Pages 83-111
    6. Christine E. Wall, Christopher J. Vinyard, Susan H. Williams, Kirk R. Johnson, William L. Hylander
      Pages 113-124
  4. Modeling Masticatory Apparatus Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-126
    2. David J. Daegling, Jennifer L. Hotzman, Andrew J. Rapoff
      Pages 127-148
    3. Qian Wang, Paul C. Dechow, Barth W. Wright, Callum F. Ross, David S. Strait, Brian G. Richmond et al.
      Pages 149-172
    4. David S. Strait, Barth W. Wright, Brian G. Richmond, Callum F. Ross, Paul C. Dechow, Mark A. Spencer et al.
      Pages 173-198
  5. Jaw-Muscle Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-200
    2. Fred Anapol, Nazima Shahnoor, Callum F. Ross
      Pages 201-216
    3. Jonathan M.G. Perry, Christine E. Wall
      Pages 217-240
  6. Bone and Dental Morphology

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 483-496

About this book


Primates have unusual heads among mammals. Their big brains, relatively short faces and forward-facing eyes are part of a unique combination of traits that have captured the interest of biological anthropologists for decades. Describing the patterns of primate craniofacial evolution as well as sorting out the functional consequences of this evolutionary history has been fundamental in developing our current understanding of primates. Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology surveys current research on primate heads emphasizing the recent progress and diversity of functional studies into primate and mammalian craniofacial form. Much of the work included in this volume was inspired by William L. Hylander and his life-long contribution to research on primate craniofacial form and function.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Vinyard
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Ravosa
    • 2
  • Christine Wall
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyNortheastern Ohio University College of MedicineRootstownUSA
  2. 2.University of Missouri School of MedicineColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological Anthropology and AnatomyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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