Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (02): 208-225.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2019.0078

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A study on the characteristics of prehistoric deciduous teeth of infants in Yuhuazhai village, Xi’an

LEI Shuai1,2(), CHEN Liang1, ZHAI Linlin1   

  1. 1. School of Cultural Heritage, Northwestern University, Xi’an 710069
    2. School of Art and Archaeology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028
  • Received:2019-05-27 Revised:2019-08-07 Online:2021-04-15 Published:2021-04-13


Through observing and studying the characteristics of the deciduous teeth of prehistoric infants in Yuhuazhai village, Xi’an, this paper finds that the deciduous teeth and permanent teeth have the same value in ethnic identification, and the partial morphological characteristics of the deciduous teeth are more distinct than that of permanent teeth. The results of statistical analysis showed that the morphology of the deciduous teeth of Yuhuazhai infants was similar to that of Sinodonty of Northeast Asian populations, and the Sundadonty of a small number of Southeast Asian populations, which was basically consistent with the cranial characteristics of other ancient populations in Guanzhong during the same period. The author analyzes the reason of this phenomenon. In addition, the measurement data of the deciduous teeth of Yuhuazhai infants were analyzed and discussed.

Key words: Yuhuazhai, Deciduous tooth, Yangshao culture, Race

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