Protocol for Recording Enamel Hypoplasia in Modern and Archaeological Caprine Populations
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
How to Cite
Upex, B., Balasse, M., Tresset, A., Arbuckle, B. and Dobney, K. (2012), Protocol for Recording Enamel Hypoplasia in Modern and Archaeological Caprine Populations. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol.. doi: 10.1002/oa.2227
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 2 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Received: 23 SEP 2011
- Enamel Hypoplasia;
This paper outlines the first methodology for recording dental enamel hypoplasia in the high-crowned dentition of modern and archaeological caprine teeth. The method has been developed and trialed on five caprine populations from Orkney (UK); two modern populations (Shetland and North Ronaldsay breeds) and three Neolithic assemblages from the archaeological sites of Knap of Howar, Skara Brae and Holm of Papa Westray. Problems associated with differential tooth wear, as well as the presence of coronal cementum, are discussed, and recommendations are given on the identification and recording of hypoplastic dental defects in caprines. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.