Adaptation of the primate dental morphology to their diets
- Vincent LAZZARI (PALEVOPRIM)
Type of project
DieT-PrimE is a “young scientist” collaborative project funded by the French National Agency for Research, 2018-2021.
DieT-PrimE develops new topographical methods for detecting and quantifying, on extant and extinct primate teeth, the adaptations linked to the consumption and the chewing of foods with well-defined mechanical properties. This aims at determining if mammal evolution was constrained by fallback food or by their most common diet.
DieT-PrimE, that started last year, will publish soon a review on the methods using dental topography for interpreting the adaptations and the chewing functions in primates.
The consortium DieT-PrimE involves PALEVOPRIM (project coordination) and scientists belonging to various institutions (INRA, ESTIA, ENSMA, ISEM). It will conduct field missions (Africa, South America, Asia) and many study missions in museums of Europe, Africa, and America.
Find out more
- National Agency for Research (ANR)
- DieT-PrimE website under construction