Utilization of periodic markings in enamel to obtain information on tooth growth.

@article{Shellis1998UtilizationOP,
  title={Utilization of periodic markings in enamel to obtain information on tooth growth.},
  author={R. P. Shellis},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 4-5},
  pages={387-400}
}
Enamel retains two fundamental periodic markings: the prism cross-striations, marking a diurnal rhythm of prism elongation, and the striae of Retzius, a longer-term marker of formation of the enamel surface. It is argued that, while artefacts superficially resembling prism cross-striations can be observed, these should not mislead an experienced histologist and that true cross-striations are reliable markers of the daily incremental apposition of enamel. The incremental markings can be used to… CONTINUE READING

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