PHYTOLITH AND STARCH ANALYSIS OF A TOOTH TARTAR SAMPLE FROM SEAMAN MOUND, UTAH

Author(s): Chad Yost

Year: 2009

Summary

A small sample of tooth tartar (calculus) was submitted for phytolith and starch grain

analysis. This tartar was removed from the teeth of a 12 year old male by Darrell Thomas,

D.D.S., Salt Lake City, Utah. This individual was discovered during an excavation conducted by

BYU at the Seaman Mound Site. This site is located in a delta estuary of the Provo River

flowing into Utah Lake. The goal of this analysis is to gain a better understanding of some of

the foods that this individual had ingested during his lifetime.

Cite this Record

PHYTOLITH AND STARCH ANALYSIS OF A TOOTH TARTAR SAMPLE FROM SEAMAN MOUND, UTAH. Chad Yost. 2009 ( tDAR id: 380050) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8F18Z8F

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