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Dental enamel hypoplasias and health changes in the Middle Bronze Age – Early Iron Age transition at Pella in Jordan

Griffin, R.C. and Donlon, D. (2007) Dental enamel hypoplasias and health changes in the Middle Bronze Age – Early Iron Age transition at Pella in Jordan. HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 58 (3). pp. 211-220. ISSN 0018-442X

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Abstract

Dental enamel hypoplasias are increasingly being used in epidemiological studies as indicators of health within both modern and prehistoric populations. This symptom of growth disruption is used here to examine possible changes in health occurring at the transition between the Bronze Age and Iron Age in Jordan, through examination of enamel hypoplasias in skeletal remains from two tombs at the archaeological site of Pella. A small but not statistically significant difference in prevalence and frequency of hypoplastic defects was found between the two time periods. These results suggest that the political and economic changes occurring at this time were not sufficiently stressful to cause a dramatic deterioration in health at the onset of the Early Iron Age.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Available online 19 June 2007. Issue: 7 September 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords:NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION; BRIEF COMMUNICATION; FORMATION TIMES; ANTERIOR TEETH; CHILDREN; POPULATION; DENTITION; PATTERNS; CHINESE
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Sciences
DOI:10.1016/j.jchb.2006.08.006
Refereed:Yes
Status:Published
ID Code:334
Deposited On:14 Nov 2007 15:51
Last Modified:20 May 2011 17:11

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