Chapter 8. Reading Between the Lines: Dental Development and Subadult Age Assessment Using the Microstructural Growth Markers of Teeth

  1. M. Anne Katzenberg Ph.D.3 and
  2. Shelley R. Saunders Ph.D.4
  1. Charles M. Fitzgerald Ph.D.1 and
  2. Jerome C. Rose Ph.D.2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch8

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, C. M. and Rose, J. C. (2007) Reading Between the Lines: Dental Development and Subadult Age Assessment Using the Microstructural Growth Markers of Teeth, in Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition (eds M. A. Katzenberg and S. R. Saunders), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793724

Online ISBN: 9780470245842

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Keywords:

  • dental anatomy;
  • histology of tooth growth;
  • hard-tissue-producing cells

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Dental Anatomy and the Histology of Tooth Growth

  • Dental Microstructural Growth Markers

  • Short Period Markers

  • Long Period Markers

  • Irregular Striae of Retzius

  • Classification of Enamel Microstructures

  • Preparing Teeth for Histological Examination

  • Age Estimation and Timing of Developmental Events

  • Noninvasive Estimates Using Perikymata

  • Histologically Established Estimates

  • Conclusions and Future Research Directions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References