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

Bowen, Frazer; Carden, R.F.; Daujat, J.; Grouard, Sandrine; Miller, Holly; Perdikaris, Sophia; Sykes, Naomi

Authors

Frazer Bowen

R.F. Carden

J. Daujat

Sandrine Grouard

HOLLY MILLER Holly.Miller@nottingham.ac.uk
Assistant Professor in Zooarchaeology_*d

Sophia Perdikaris

Naomi Sykes



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.

Citation

Bowen, F., Carden, R., Daujat, J., Grouard, S., Miller, H., Perdikaris, S., & Sykes, N. (2016). DamaDentition: A New Tooth Eruption and Wear Method for Assessing the Age of Fallow Deer (Dama dama): Tooth Eruption and Wear Method for Assessing Fallow Deer age. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 26(6), 1089-1098. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2523

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 21, 2016
Online Publication Date Feb 25, 2016
Publication Date 2016-11
Deposit Date Jul 24, 2018
Publicly Available Date
Journal International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Print ISSN 1047-482X
Electronic ISSN 1099-1212
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 6
Pages 1089-1098
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2523
Keywords Fallow deer; Dental ageing; Tooth eruption; Tooth wear; Known-age populations
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53105
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/oa.2523
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