This weeks guest is Dr. Peter Ungar. Dr. Ungar serves as Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Environmental Dynamics PhD Program at the University of Arkansas. He received his PhD in Anthropological Sciences from Stony Brook University and taught Gross Anatomy in the medical schools at Johns Hopkins and Duke before joining the University of Arkansas faculty in 1995. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Center for the Exploration of the Deep Human Journey at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ungar has written or coauthored more than 200 scientific works on ecology and evolution for journals like Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific American, and more. His work has focused on teeth, food choices and feeding in living primates, and the role of diet and environmental change in the evolution of human ancestors and other fossil species.
We dive into the world of teeth, evolution and out current state of existence in modern society. Are our teeth matched for this environment?