PLAYA blog Storytelling Teeth about my writing retreat in magical Oregon.
National Geographic article: Neanderthal teeth reveal intimate details of daily life.
Science article: Neanderthal children shivered and suffered in ancient Europe.
Dr. Smith contributed an article to The Conversation: What teeth can tell about the lives and environments of ancient humans and Neanderthals.
The Show About Science podcast interview with Nate, the amazing 7 year-old whiz kid!
Dr. Daniel Green’s paper Quantitative reconstruction of seasonality from stable isotopes in teeth in now online in GCA.
Dr. Daniel Green’s paper Determinants of blood water delta O-18 variation in a population of experimental sheep is now online in Chemical Geology.
Dr. Daniel Green’s paper Synchrotron imaging and Markov Chain Monte Carlo reveal tooth mineralization patterns is now online in PLOS ONE.
Dr. Smith’s collaborative research on human tooth structure is detailed in The Conversation: Old teeth from a rediscovered cave show humans were in Indonesia more than 63,000 years ago.
Dr. Smith contributed an article to The Conversation: The lengthy childhood of endangered orangutans is written in their teeth.
Daniel Green successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Reconstructing Oxygen Isotope Seasonality in Large Herbivores Through Mineralization Modeling, Experimentation and Optimization on Monday December 19th, 2016.
Dr. Smith has joined the faculty of the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
Kate Carter successfully defended her dissertation, The Evolution of Third Molar Agenesis and Impaction, on Monday April 11th, 2016.
Dr. Smith is on sabbatical through June 2016 at the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.
Watch Dr. Smith’s lecture on Teeth and Human Evolution at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Predictors of Third Molar Impaction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by Kate Carter and Steven Worthington is now online in the Journal of Dental Research.
Neanderthal Behavioral Modernity and Symbolic Capabilities by Freshman Seminar student Liam McGill is now online in Field Notes.
Dr. Smith’s research on chimpanzee dental development and life history I featured on The Leakey Foundation features blog.
Morphologic and Demographic Predictors of Third Molar Agenesis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by Kate Carter and Steven Worthington is now online in the Journal of Dental Research.
Press Release: Complex Evolution of Human Dental Development.
Dr. Smith and the Dental Hard Tissue Lab are featured in a Science for the Public interview.
Press Release: Tracking Diet Transitions During Infancy from Teeth.
Kate Carter wins The Albert A. Dahlberg Prize from the Dental Anthropology Association for Best Student Paper, “The Evolution of Third Molar Agenesis”, at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.
Dental Hard Tissue Lab Group storms the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ (AAPA) 2013 Meeting with six presentations.
Press Release and Supplemental Videos: First molar eruption, weaning, and life history in living wild chimpanzees.
Click here for the feature article in the Harvard Gazette, “Watching Teeth Grow”.
BBC Documentary “Virtual Autopsy” features research on Neanderthal dental development at the synchrotron in Grenoble.
HEB 1421 student research published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal.
Evolutionary Anthropology Article: Developmental variation of the primate dentition: The 2011 AAPA Symposium in Honor of Don Reid. The symposium was organized by Dr. Smith and Dr. Deborah Guatelli-Steinberg.
Public lecture at the California Academy of Science: A Bite Through Time
Nature News Article: Neanderthals Matured Faster (Nature, 11.2010).
Dr. Smith’s collaborative work with Dr. Paul Tafforeau (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) was featured in Discovery Magazine: The Secret Life of Fossils, July/August issue 2009.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is featuring a permanent exhibit on Evolution which includes an interview with Dr. Smith and other evolutionary biologists at Harvard University.
Science News Article: The Birth of Childhood (Science, 11.2008).
Dr. Smith’s collaborative work with Dr. Paul Tafforeau (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) was featured in the October 2008 issue of National Geographic: The Last of the Neanderthals.
PBS “Human Spark” film crew causes a splash in Grenoble with Dr. Smith and Dr. Tafforeau.
Evidence for evolution from tooth growth featured in online exhibit at the Exploratorium.
Science News Article: Dental Evidence Suggests Neanderthals Matured Faster Than We Do (Science, 12.2007). Click here for the press release.
Science News Article: Paleontologists Get X-ray Vision (Science, 12.2007).