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Expanding juvenile dental age assessments using 2013 recovered MCIG subadult dental data

Author(s): Emily Epstein ; Brianne Charles

Year: 2015

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Summary

Outstanding preservation of the juvenile dentition of individualsrecovered during the 2013 Milwaukee County Institution Grounds (MCIG) Poor Farm Cemetery project allowed for the application of four separate dental age assessments. We present the results of a pilot study that attempts to broaden the utility of the Moorrees et al. (1963a, b) tooth formation stages through their application to maxillary dentition and mandibular incisors from a sample of sub-adults from the MCIG cemetery. Tooth formation stages are correlated with other dental and osteometric assessments of age to provide a preliminary, population-specific expansion of methods.

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Expanding juvenile dental age assessments using 2013 recovered MCIG subadult dental data. Brianne Charles, Emily Epstein. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396083)


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North America - Midwest


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min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America