G. Richard Scott, Ph.D.

Foundation Professor, Anthropology

Summary

Research

G. Richard Scott focuses on the dental anthropological analysis of Medieval European populations, with special emphasis on analysis of nonmetric crown and root traits, dental pathology, stress and cultural behavior. His continues to research on bioarchaeology of Alaskan Inuit populations and Greenlandic Norse.

Specializations

  • Physical anthropology
  • Dental anthropology
  • Skeletal biology
  • American Southwest, North Atlantic, Arctic, Spain

Teaching

  • Anth 102 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology)
  • Anth 444 (Bioarchaeology)
  • Anth 460 (Primate Evolution)
  • Anth 468 (Forensic Anthropology)
  • Anth 479/679: (Selected topics: Physical Anthropology of the New World)
  • Anth 479/679: (Selected topics: Paleoanthropology)
  • Anth 479/679: (Selected topics: Dental Anthropology)
  • Anth 704 (Seminar in Physical Anthropology)

Selected publications

  • Scott, G.R. and J.D. Irish. 2017. Tooth Crown and Root Morphology: The Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Harvey, A.H., G.R. Scott, E. Pellagrini, and C.G. Turner II. 2017. Biocultural perspectives on Joman dental Ablation: social complexity, identity, and visage. In: A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth: Past and Present, S. Burnett and J.D. Irish (eds.), pp125-140. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press.
  • Irish, J.D., and G.R. Scott (eds.) 2016. A Companion to Dental Anthropology. London: Wiley-Blackwell 560 pp.
    Baumann, M., N. Lynnerup, and G.R. Scott. 2016. Stable isotopes and oral tori in Greenlandic Norse and Inuit. International Journal of Osteoarchology DOI: 10.1002/oa.2537
  • Scott, G.R., K. Scmitz, K. Heim, K.A. Paul, R. Schomberg, and M.A. Pilloud. 2016. Sinodonty, Sundadonty, and the Beringian Standstill model: issues of timing and migrations into the New World. Quaternary International (online view early.)
  • Scott, G.R., and R. Schomberg. 2016. A baffling convergence: tooth crown and root traits in Europe and New Guinea. In: Forensic and Bioarchaeological perspectives on Biological Distance, M.A. Pilloud and J.T. Hefner (eds), pp. 411-424. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Pilloud, M.A., H.J.E. Edgar, R. George, and G.R. Scott. 2016. Dental morphology in biodistance analysis. In: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance, M.A. Pilloud and J.T. Hefner (eds), pp. 109-134. San Diego: Academic Press (in press).
  • Heim, K., C. Maier, M.A. Pilloud, and G.R. Scott. 2016. Crossroads of the Old World: dental morphological data and the evidence for a Eurasian cline. In: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Biological Distance, M.A. Pilloud and J.T. Hefner (eds), pp. 391-410. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Scott, G.R., R. Schomberg, D. Adams, V. Swenson, and M.A. Pilloud. 2016. Northern exposure: mandibular torus in the Greenlandic Norse and the whole wide world. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161:513-521.
    Hoffecker, J.F., S.A. Elias, D.H. O'Rourke, G.R. Scott, and N.H. Bigelow. 2016. Beringa and the global dispersal of modern humans. Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 64-78.
  • Scott, G.R. 2016. A brief history of dental anthropology. In: A Companion to Dental Anthropology, J.D. Irish and G.R. Scott (eds.), pp. 7-18. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Scott, G.R., C. Maier, and K. Heim. 2016. Identifying and recording key morphological (nonmetric) crown and root traits. In: A Companion to Dental Anthropology, J.D. Irish and G.R. Scott (eds.), pp.247-264. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Irish, J.D., and G.R. Scott. 2016. Introduction to dental anthropology. In: A Companion to Dental Anthropology, J.D. Irish and G.R. Scott (eds.), pp. 3-6. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Scott, G.R. 2016. Dental anthropology. In: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, C. Smith (ed.), pp. 2107-2113, New York: Springer.
  • Turner, C.G. II, and G.R. Scott. 2014. The dentition of American Indians: evolutionary results and demographic implications following colonization from Siberia. In: Handbook of Paleoanthropology, volume 3, Phylogeny of the Hominines, Winifred Henke (ed.), pp. 1901-1941, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Scott, G.R. 2014. Dental anthropology. In: Encyclopedia of Human Biology, Volume 2, pp.789-804. New York: Academic Press.
    Paulson, S.R., S.C. Kuzminsky, G.R. Scott, V.G. Standen, B. Arriaza, I. Munoz, and Lindsay Dorio. 2013. Paleo diet in northern Chile through the Holocene: extremely heavy15N values in dental calculus suggest a guano-derived signature? Journal of Archaeological Science 40:4576-4585.

Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University

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