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    Afridonty: the ''Sub-Saharan African Dental Complex'' Revisited

    Outside Africa exist three dental clusters, the Eurodont, Sinodont and Australian/Oceanian (Sundadont Mongoloids are intermediate with Sinodonts). The sub-Saharan people are furthest from Sinodonts and show certain primitive traits seen in fossil man. They are about equidistant between Europe and Australia/Oceania. Modern Khoisans and Holocene S Africans are outliers from other Africans. N Africans are of course Eurodonts and not Afridonts.

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    As the title implies, this chapter revisits earlier research on African dental morphology. Specifically, the focus here, in light of newly recorded data, is to reassess the validity and utility of the “Sub-Saharan African Dental Complex” (SSADC) (Irish 1997 ). In the spirit of previous attempts at global categorization (e.g., Hanihara 1968 ; Turner 1987 ), the SSADC was intended to epitomize commonalities observed in the subcontinent’s diverse inhabitants. A reassessment is also timely, given the apparent misgivings of some in this volume concerning the practice.

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    I have just skimmed this and I am certainly not an expert on teeth but it does look like the African dental complex consists of a retention of very archaic dental characteristics present in ergaster. The article uses this briefly and argues for an ancient Out of Africa which makes sense. The other regional dental complexes then replaced or submerged the African ones. This may mean each population of archaics had their own dental pattern which is reflected today in that population of that region. So we have a Neanderthal patter in areas where Neanderthals once were. Likewise, we have a Denisovan pattern in the Austral world. We also have an East Asian pattern which might mean there is another deep ancestor out there responsible for some of these dental traits. This would seem possible because of the Sinanthropus dental patterns which survive in modern East Asians today.

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    Yes he finds Afridonts most primitive but notice he says neanderthals had Bushman canine too.

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