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DENTAL ENAMEL GROWTH, PERIKYMATA AND HYPOPLASIA IN ANCIENT TOOTH CROWNS

HILLSON, SW; (1992) DENTAL ENAMEL GROWTH, PERIKYMATA AND HYPOPLASIA IN ANCIENT TOOTH CROWNS. J ROY SOC MED , 85 (8) 460 - 466.

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Abstract

This paper describes the hypoplastic defects commonly seen on the surface of ancient human tooth crowns, excavated from archaeological sites, and presents a new method for estimating the ages at which these defects were initiated during life. The method is based upon examination of microscopic incremental structures on the enamel surface and it is possible also to apply it to reconstruction of the sequence and timing of dental crown development. The method of examination is non-destructive and allows full use to be made of the large numbers of complete, unworn dentitions which are found amongst archaeological remains.

Type: Article
Title: DENTAL ENAMEL GROWTH, PERIKYMATA AND HYPOPLASIA IN ANCIENT TOOTH CROWNS
Keywords: ARCHAEOLOGY, DENTAL DEVELOPMENT, ENAMEL HYPOPLASIA, PERIKYMATA, DEATH, AGE
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/20658
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