Dental enamel hypoplasias in prehistoric populations.

  title={Dental enamel hypoplasias in prehistoric populations.},
  author={Alan H. Goodman},
  journal={Advances in dental research},
  volume={3 2},
Recent years have witnessed an impressive increase in research on enamel hypoplasias in archaeological populations. By reviewing a series of studies of enamel hypoplasias at Dickson Mounds, Illinois, North America (950-1300 A.D.), a prehistoric site involved in the transition from gathering-hunting to agriculture, this paper provides an illustration of this type of research. The location of linear hypoplasias on labial tooth surfaces of 111 adults was studied with a thin-tipped caliper, and… CONTINUE READING