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Category Archives: Human Teeth
One of the little known benefits of studying ancient human teeth is that during my weeks or months of analyzing skeletal remains, I suddenly become EXTREMELY CONCERNED about my own dental health. Brushing twice daily, flossing, gargling with mouth wash, you name it … Continue reading
I’ve just started analyzing some of my dissertation data, an arduous process that entails correcting spreadsheet errors, deleting extraneous columns, and reconfiguring the results of pivot tables. Which is not to say my data were poorly organized – overall I’m … Continue reading
I recently posted a primer outlining the strategies I find particularly useful for handling high volumes of loose human teeth during bioarchaeological analyses. However, the mortuary assemblage I worked with for my dissertation actually contained a mixture of loose teeth and … Continue reading
To make sure your minds are sharp and your osteological skills are honed for the week ahead, I’m generously starting you off with a bone quiz. However, since it’s only Monday, I’ll be gentle and start you off easy (I’m … Continue reading
Before leaving for the field in May I arranged to meet with top-notch classical bioarchaeologist Sherry Fox. One of my advisors had put me in touch with her via email, insisting that I reach out to her as her research interests … Continue reading