Osteology of a slave burial population from Barbados, West Indies.

@article{Corruccini1982OsteologyOA,
  title={Osteology of a slave burial population from Barbados, West Indies.},
  author={Robert Spencer T Corruccini and Joseph S. Handler and R J Mutaw and Friedrich Lange},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1982},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={443-59}
}
A unique seventeenth-nineteenth century slave cemetery population from Newton plantation, Barbados, allows examination of craniodental characters in relation to ethnohistorical data. Age-at-death estimates suggest life expectancy at birth of 29 years and low infant mortality; historical demography, however, suggests life expectancy of 20 years and very high infant mortality. Tooth decay, bilateral tooth loss, periodontal disease, root hypercementosis, and severe enamel hypoplasia are high in… CONTINUE READING

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