Dama Dentition: A New Tooth Eruption and Wear Method for Assessing the Age of Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

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Title: Dama Dentition: A New Tooth Eruption and Wear Method for Assessing the Age of Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
Other Titles: Tooth eruption and wear method for assessing fallow deer age
Authors: Bowen, FrazerCarden, Ruth F.Daujat, Julieet al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11452
Date: Nov-2016
Online since: 2020-07-29T15:42:06Z
Abstract: Reliable ageing techniques for wild animals are notoriously challenging to develop because of the scarcity of sizeable collections of known-age specimens. Without such techniques it is difficult to reconstruct hunting patterns, which is a significant problem for the examination of assemblages from pre-farming cultures. This paper presents a new method, based on mandibular tooth eruption and wear, for assessing the age of fallow deer. The method was developed from a large collection (n = 156) of known-age Dama dama specimens, has been blind tested by members of the zooarchaeological community and represents a user-friendly system with the potential to generate large compatible datasets through which the dynamics of human–Dama relationships can be examined. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Arts and Humanities Research Council
University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Arts
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume: 26
Issue: 6
Start page: 933
End page: 1118
Copyright (published version): 2016 Wiley
Keywords: Fallow deerDental ageingTooth eruptionTooth wearKnown-age populationsPermanennent molariform teethScoring schemeRed deerEngland
DOI: 10.1002/oa.2523
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Archaeology Research Collection

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