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Articles | Volume XLIII-B2-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B2-2020, 851–856, 2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B2-2020, 851–856, 2020

  12 Aug 2020

12 Aug 2020


A. V. Gaboutchian1, V. A. Knyaz2,3, M. M. Novikov5, S. V. Vasilyev4, N. A. Leybova4, D. V. Korost6, S. A. Cherebylo5, and A. A. Kudaev6 A. V. Gaboutchian et al.
  • 1Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, 117198, Moscow, Russia
  • 2State Research Institute of Aviation System (GosNIIAS), 125319 Moscow, Russia
  • 3Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia
  • 4Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of Russian Academy of Sciences , 119991, Moscow, Russia
  • 5Institute on Laser and Information Technologies of RAS – Branch of Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics” of RAS, Shatura, Russia
  • 6Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University, 119234, Moscow, Russia

Keywords: automated digital odontometry (aDo), 3D surface analysis, palaeoanthropology, odontology

Abstract. 3D imaging techniques, which started to be exact in regard to the current study with photogrammetry, have brought to development of measurement method – automated digital odontometry (aDo) – with wider opportunities in terms of understanding morphological characteristics of human (or, non-human) teeth and dentition. Revealing them through odontometric parameters, not as visual descriptions, as it has been accepted for decades and is widespread till today, digital measurement methods provide for various previously unattainable detailed objective studies including descriptions or comparisons. These types of studies, carried out for dental and anthropological applications, are of high demand in palaeoanthropology, especially in cases of rare combination of finding uniqueness and preservation degree with considerations of unusual morphology. Thus odontological samples from the Upper Palaeolithic Sunghir’ (individual C2) are of particular interest in the current study which is aimed to detect distinctive parameters related to morphological features and to compare the degree of feature expression on antimere teeth and teeth with lower degree of that feature expression.