Formation Times in Thermally Altered Enamel

Mahoney, Patrick and Miszkiewicz, Justyna J. (2015) Formation Times in Thermally Altered Enamel. In: The Analysis of Burned Human Remains (Second Edition). Academic Press, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 355-363. ISBN 978-0-12-800451-7. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800451-7.00020-6) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Enamel formation times reconstructed from incremental markings can provide an accurate age at death for human juveniles if teeth are still forming at the point of death. No study has evaluated whether incremental markings are visible, and if formation times can be reconstructed, in thermally altered enamel. Fourteen human permanent molars were experimentally heated to various temperatures for durations of either 20 min or 1 h. It was found that incremental markings were visible and formation times could be calculated for molars that were heated to a maximum temperature of 472°C for 20 min. Findings can inform studies of human dentition recovered in a forensic context that have been subjected to thermal alteration.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800451-7.00020-6
Uncontrolled keywords: Age at death; crown formation time; enamel; histology; incremental markings
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Patrick Mahoney
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 12:28 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49047 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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