Dr. Mark F. Teaford

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E-Mail: MTEAFORD(at)jhmi.edu
Phone: 410-955-7034

1830 E. Monument St., Room 303
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA






  • Education:


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois, 1981
    M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, 1977
    B.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1973

  • Research Focuses:
  • mammalian functional morphology
    primate dentitions
    tooth wear and diet
    scanning electron microscopy
    fossil hominoids and hominins

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  • Recent/Noteworthy Publications:
  • Chollet, M.B. and Teaford, M.F. (2010) Ecological Stress and Linear Enamel Hypoplasia in Cebus. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.

    Darnell, L., Livi, K.J., Teaford, M.F., and Weihs, T.P. (2010). Enamel microstructure and enamel properties in Alouatta palliata. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 141: 7-15.

    Grine, F.E., Judex, S., Daegling, D.J., Ozcivici, E., Ungar, P.S., Teaford, M.F., Sponheimer, M., Scott, J., Scott, R.S., and Walker, A. (2010). Modeling craniofacial biomechanics, and its limitations for functional and dietary inference in hominin paleontology. J. Hum. Evol. (epub)

    Ma, P. and Teaford, M.F. (2010). Dental microwear and diet in antebellum Baltimore. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.

    Chollet, M.B., Teaford, M.F., Garofalo, E.M., and DeLeon, V.B. (2009) Student laboratory presentations as a learning tool in anatomy education. Anat. Sci. Educ. 2: 260-264.

    Organ, J.M., Teaford, M.F., and Taylor, A.B. (2009) Fiber architecture of lateral caudal musculature in the Platyrrhini (Primates) and Procyonidae (Carnivora). Anat. Rec. 292: 827-841.

    White, T.D., Ambrose, S.H., Suwa, G., Su, D.F., Degusta, D., Bernor, R.L., Boisserie, J.-R., Brunet, M., Delson, E., Frost, S., Garcia, N., Giaourtsakis, L.X., Haile-Selassie, Y., Clark-Howell, F., Lehmann, T., Likius, A., Pehlevan, C., Saegusa, H., Semprebonm G., Teaford, M., and Vrba, E. (2009) Macrovertebrate paleontology and the the Pliocene habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus. Science 326: 87-93.

    Scott, J., Ungar, P., Jungers, W., Godfrey, L., Scott, R., Simons, E., Teaford, M., Walker, A. (2009) Dental microwear texture analysis of two genera of subfossil lemurs from Madagascar. J. Hum. Evol. 56: 405-416.

    Teaford, M.F., Ungar, P.S., and Kay, R.F. (2008) Molar shape and molar microwear in the Koobi Fora monkeys: ecomorphological implications. In Koobi Fora Research Project. Volume 6. The Fossil Monkeys, N.G. Jablonski and M.G. Leakey, eds. San Francisco: Occasional Paper of the California Academy of Sciences, pp. 337-358.

    Williams, S.H., Vinyard, C.J., Glander, K.E., Deffenbaugh, M., Teaford, M.F., and Thompson, C.L. (2008) Telemetry system for assessing jaw-muscle function in free-ranging primates. Int. J. Primatol. 29: 1441-1453.


    Ungar, P.S., Grine, F.E., and Teaford, M.F. (2008) Dental microwear and diet of the Plio-Pleistocene hominin Paranthropus boisei. PLoS One 3(4): e2044. (view from PLoS ONE page)

    Teaford, M.F. (2007). What do we know and not know about diet and enamel structure? In: P.S. Ungar (ed). Evolution of the Human Diet: The Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 56-76.


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