Neonatal line assessment among Milwaukee County Institution Grounds (MCIG) perinates to determine viability
A sample of perinatal individuals recovered from MCIG Cemetery (ca. 1890-1920) included broken teeth. We evaluate these teeth for the presence of the neonatal line to differentiate stillborn individuals from those that died as postnatal individuals. Our research is nondestructive. We compare the results of the dental analysis to the distribution of stillborns and live births documented in the MCIG burial record and City of Milwaukee vital records.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- People that no one had use for, had nothing to give to, no place to offer: The Milwaukee County Institution Grounds Poor Farm Cemetery
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Neonatal line assessment among Milwaukee County Institution Grounds (MCIG) perinates to determine viability. Emily Epstein, Brianne Charles, Brooke Drew. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396081)
North America - Midwest
min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;