The dentition: development, disturbances, disease, diet, and chemistry

Kinaston, Rebecca, Willis, Anna, Miszkiewicz, Justyna J., Tromp, Monica, and Oxenham, Marc F. (2019) The dentition: development, disturbances, disease, diet, and chemistry. In: Buikstra, Jane E., (ed.) Ortner's Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 749-797.

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This chapter is concerned primarily with the dentition, with brief discussions of associated structures such as suporting alveolar bone, where relevant. Dental development, including the dentin and enamel, is reviewed in the first section. This is followed by a discussion of disturbances in the dentin and enamel in the second section. The third section looks at the identification of oral disease, including caries, alveolar lesions, antemortem tooth loss (AMTL), and periodontal disease. This is followed by the fourth section, which focuses on interpreting oral health, particularly in the context of sex differences and major demographic transitions. The fifth explores dental chemistry in terms of paleodietary reconstruction, breast-feeding and weaning, stress and disease, and finally mobility and migration. The final section discusses dental calculus in the context of microparticle and then chemical analyses of calculus. Ancient DNA (aDNA) and protein analyses of dental calculus are also reviewed.

Item ID: 57786
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-12-809738-0
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 02:49
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 50%
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