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Nejsou čáry jako čáry : Inkrementální linie v mikrostruktuře zubů a jejich využití při analýze kosterních nálezů

Title in English Different lines of our lives : Incremental lines in the microstructure of teeth and their applications in the analysis of human remains


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Archaeologica Brunensia
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Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords odontochronology; dental hard tissue histology; dental development; stress; accentuated lines; (chronological) age at death
Description During the period of formation of the teeth, the cells that secrete dental hard tissues under various metabolic rhythms leave a record of their activity in the form of growth markers called incremental lines. Besides these regular time markers, in the microstructure of teeth metabolic and physiological disturbances caused by stressful events are permanently recorded and observable for as long as the tooth exists. The purpose of the present study was to apply odontochronological techniques in retrieval of a developmental record from dental remains of a child’s skeleton from a solitary burial found in a site Muráň-Castle, Slovakia and to outline how bioarchaeology can beneficiate by including the histological approach and analysis of tooth sections in the study of past populations.
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