Artificial Modifications of Human Teeth

  • Kurt W. Alt
  • Sandra L. Pichler


Artifical modifications of the human body — often referred to as exotica — are of a common interest within the cultural and human sciences. The present paper deals with artificial modifications relevant to the field of dental anthropology, i.e. masticatory and non-masticatory uses of teeth. Its primary aim is the systematic description of artificial changes as well as a characterisation of their variety with the help of selected examples.


Tooth Wear Dental Erosion Dental Hard Tissue Wear Facet Artificial Modification 
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