Dental Calculus, Diet and Life Activity

Project Details

This project involves the investigation of microscopic inclusions in modern calculus samples, and how they relate to an individual’s diet. Ancient calculus samples are investigated to find micro-inclusions or microfossils, the presence of which are used to indicate diet and feeding practices. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the micro-inclusion evidence of diet in calculus samples and an individual’s normal diet. This project is available at Masters level.


Primary Investigator/Supervisor: Dr Rita Hardiman

Co-Investigator/Supervisor: Prof. Ivan Darby

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to Masters by Research to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

Dental Anthropology Group

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

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