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Ancient Anomalies: Twinned and supernumerary incisors in a medieval Nubian

Phillips, ELW, Irish, JD and Antoine, D (2021) Ancient Anomalies: Twinned and supernumerary incisors in a medieval Nubian. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 31 (3). pp. 456-461. ISSN 1047-482X

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During the analysis of a skeletal assemblage from a medieval cemetery in Nubia (c. AD 500-1550), a young adult female with abnormally developed maxillary incisors was discovered. The possible causes of the two dental anomalies found in this individual and their archaeological context are discussed. The remains are from a medieval assemblage from the Fourth Cataract region of Nubia, which forms part of the Nubian collection curated at the British Museum. The left central incisor has a twinned crown with two root canals and a supernumerary tooth is present on the right side between the central incisor and lateral incisors. Although two different dental anomalies are present, the bilateral expression suggests the same biological mechanism could be responsible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0403 Geology, 1601 Anthropology, 2101 Archaeology
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 09:17
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 14:00
DOI or ID number: 10.1002/oa.2954
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14301
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