In this web site, two types of data profiles are presented in an Excel 2003 format.
(1) In the first and still incomplete listing, teeth are grouped together in tables where each line corresponds to one tooth and contains metric
data, bibliographic references of the first description of these remains, etc. To avoid huge files, teeth are divided as following: Lower Palaeolithic,
Middle Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and extant and/or recently extant groups. All teeth are listed by site and the
measurements include standard mesial-distal and buccal (labial)-lingual measurements. Mesial-distal measurements are maximum occlusal surface measures
and buccal (labial)-lingual dimensions are taken perpendicular to this axis. When data from the literature are included, buccal (labial)-lingual
dimensions are probably less subject to inter-observer error.
(2) In the second type of files, Exceldata are listed by specimen for a variety of sites and time periods. For example, we include the
complete Krapina dental dataset as measured by Milford Wolpoff. European Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic datasets and the North African
Epi-Paleolithic were primarily measured by David Frayer on original specimens. Both Wolpoff and Frayer measured the large collection of teeth from
the Hungarian sites of Halimba and Zalavar. We also include a file of deciduous teeth (mostly measured by Frayer) from various time periods. Wolpoff
and Frayer acknowledge support from NSF &NAS and grants from their universities (Michigan & Kansas), which allowed them to conduct the research.
Another large data set of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans is included and was primarily measured by Paul Mahler in the early 1970s.
Further information about the datasets can be found in:
J-L.Voisin, S. Condemi, M.H. Wolpoff, D.W. Frayer.
2012 A new online database (http://anthropologicaldata.free.fr) and a short reflection about
the productive use of compiling Internet data. PaleoAnthropology 2012: 241-244.