Nonalimentary tooth use in the neolithic population of the Lengyel culture in central Poland (4600-4000 BC).

@article{Lorkiewicz2011NonalimentaryTU,
  title={Nonalimentary tooth use in the neolithic population of the Lengyel culture in central Poland (4600-4000 BC).},
  author={Wiesław Lorkiewicz},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={144 4},
  pages={538-51}
}
One hundred and four skeletons of adult individuals representing Neolithic populations of the Brześć Kujawski group of the Lengyel Culture (Kuyavia, central Poland, 4600-4000 BC) were analyzed with regard to evidence of nonalimentary tooth use, periapical lesions and antemortem tooth loss (AMTL). Instances of nonalimentary behaviors were found in 47.1% of females and 27.5% of males. Females were primarily characterized by occlusal grooves on the incisors and canines, most probably resulting… CONTINUE READING