Life History in Dental Microstructure

Project Details

This project proposes a highly innovative analytical technique for establishing life history parameters of mineralisation of tooth cementum increments, within the context of larger human populations through time. The aims of the project are: 1. To determine life history parameters, such as life-expectancy and ageing profiles of a medieval population in the Dici necropolis, Serbia. 2. To use isotopic analyses with Bayesian time-series modelling to test existing assumptions concerning life history parameters derived from cemetery data, integrating radiocarbon (δ14C) with δ¹³C and δ¹⁵N isotope results obtained from targeted individuals in the Dici necropolis.

The project’s objective is to develop a powerful new tool for life history researchers across disciplines.


Primary Investigator: Dr Marija Edinborough

Research Group

Dental Anthropology Group

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

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