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Longitudinal analysis of the microscopic dental enamel defects of children in the Imperial Roman community of Portus Romae (necropolis of Isola Sacra, 2nd to 4th century CE, Italy)

Nava, Alessia, Frayer, David W., Bondioli, Luca (2018) Longitudinal analysis of the microscopic dental enamel defects of children in the Imperial Roman community of Portus Romae (necropolis of Isola Sacra, 2nd to 4th century CE, Italy). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23 . pp. 406-415. E-ISSN 2352-409X. (doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.11.007) (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) (KAR id:82953)

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Abstract

Infants in a skeletal population are important proxies of an ancient society's adaptation and well-being. This study uses microscopic dental enamel defects (Accentuated Retzius Lines, ALs) to

Our results illustrate how to derive a longitudinal profile of health status in the childhood segment of an ancient population through histomorphometry. Comparison of the ALs profile with the

previously published δ15N and δ13C of Portus Romae and the application of a Bayesian statistical model allowed us to relate the prevalence maximum to the beginning of the weaning process. A multifactorial approach to the palaeobiology of a skeletal series is therefore rewarding and allows correlation with the biological life history of children in this ancient Roman Imperial community.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.11.007
Uncontrolled keywords: Dental enamel histology, Dental enamel micro-defects, Imperial Rome
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Alessia Nava
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 15:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82953 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Nava, Alessia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6319-0425
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