Dental Pathology and Alimentary Habits Reconstruction of Etruscan Population

Luigi Capasso

Contenuto in: Studi Etruschi 53 - 1985

pp. 177-191, Figg. 5

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Abstract

Author examines a specimen of 119 Etruscans of late epoch for the most part originating from Chiusi and surroundings (Tuscany), with the intent of examinating the morbility of the various dentai diseases. In such a way we establish the archaic caracter of the dentai health state of the Etruscans studied. Significant, in fact, are the low frequence of dental caries and the high incidence of grave dentai attrition. From the data obtained we therefore propose a reconstruction of the food diet. […]

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