Diet and age-at-death determinations from molar attrition. A review related to the low countries
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

To elucidate the impact of diet on age-at-death determinations based on molar attrition a comparison was made between the established rate of attrition in three populations; a pre-mediaeval (British), a late mediaeval (Dutch) and a 17-18th century (Dutch) (western European). It appeared that the rate decreased dramatically during the overall time span and that this change was probably diet related and owing to the coarseness of foodstuffs. This result strongly indicated that molar age-attrition tables should only be used for age-at-death determinations if their application is restricted to a particular cultural period and diet.

Author(s): 
Maat, G. J.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Forensic Odontostomatol
Publication Date: 
2001-06
Publication Year: 
2001
Pages: 
18-21
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0258-414X
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 11494676

Turabian/Chicago Citation

G. J. Maat. 2001-06. "Diet and age-at-death determinations from molar attrition. A review related to the low countries." The Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology 19: 1: 18-21.

Wikipedia Citation

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