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Sherwood L. Washburn: Notes on Teeth

Sherwood Washburn

Notes on Teeth

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In attempting to understand primate evolution and the relationship between humans and apes, Washburn conducted detailed comparative studies of various key anatomical feature of various species. These notes record his study of Gorilla gorilla teeth, working with collections from the Smithsonian Institution (then the United States National Museum), the American Museum of Natural History, and other institutions. Observations of molar, premolar, and canine tooth size and wear are recorded.

BANC MSS 98/132 c Ctn 3:80