Dental disease in the Chinese Yin-Shang period with respect to relationships between citizens and slaves.

@article{Sakashita1997DentalDI,
  title={Dental disease in the Chinese Yin-Shang period with respect to relationships between citizens and slaves.},
  author={Rena Sakashita and Masakazu Inoue and Naohiko Inoue and Qian Pan and Hong Zhu},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1997},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={401-8}
}
Seventy-one skulls from the Yin-Shang period tombs of Anyang, China, were examined for the incidence of observable dental diseases, including dental caries, alveolar bone resorption (an index of periodontal disease), ante-mortem tooth loss and tooth attrition. Because the remains were excavated from tombs with funerary items, the burials are believed to be of Anyang citizens. Our study indicates carious tooth frequency in the Yin-Shang period was rather low (2.9-4.0%). Periodontal disease… CONTINUE READING

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