Considering language from a biological perspective led researchers to the idea that new food processing technologies affected neolithic human beings' jaws – and allowed new language sounds to emerge.
How do you return Aboriginal remains to their place of origin when you have no record of where they came from? Look to a chemical element that's laid down in teeth as people grow up.
We were the first to make the connection between P. gingivalis and fully diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. While evidence of a link is growing, it must be interpreted in context.
Male monks were not the sole producers of books throughout the Middle Ages.
You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don't know might surprise you...
When they cause problems, wisdom teeth don't seem very smart. But they may have been evolution's answer to a coarse diet.
Why do Canadians have such straight white teeth? The story is in the marketing of orthodontics in Canada.
The teeth from two Neanderthal children and a relatively modern human child reveal their exposure to seasonal changes during their early life.
Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.
The marketing of breakfast cereals may be confusing consumers with a mix of true and inflated claims.
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth, but by around two months of age they have a full set of baby teeth.
If an undocumented migrant is a minor or an adult can have far-reaching implications. A forensic anthropologist explains why relying solely on dental X-rays to determine age doesn't work.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
Even those who regularly clean their teeth typically don't brush for the recommended two minutes.
Prehistoric humans and their predecessors may have had a very different diet but their teeth suffered in similar ways to ours.
This new research offers compelling proof that the naysayers were right. "Mrs" Ples was actually a "Mr".
New discoveries are changing archaeologists' ideas about the origins of our own species and our migration out of Africa. This fossil pushes Homo sapiens' African exodus date back by 50,000 years.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
Ancient whales were neither gentle, nor giants: they were smaller than those of today and judging from their teeth, a lot meaner.
Diet and disease leave characteristic marks on our teeth which can reman for millions of years.