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Subject/Keyword
Etruria
dental disease
Roman
diet
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Jessup, Erin L
Supervisor and department
Lovell, Nancy (Anthropology)
Examining committee member and department
Lovell, Nancy (Anthropology)
Fracchia, Helena (History & Classics)
Garvie-Lok, Sandra (Anthropology)
Department
Department of Anthropology
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-09-17T15:43:31Z
Graduation date
2012-09
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This study presents the results of a pathological examination of the dental remains of nine individuals from the territory of Cortona (Tuscany), dated to the Late Republican period (first century BC to first century AD). Eight of the individuals were excavated from the area of the Sodo tumuli, Etruscan funerary mounds dating to the sixth century BC, and a single individual from the nearby modern city of Terontola. The sample was examined for caries, abscesses, antemortem tooth loss, calculus, and enamel hypoplasia. Analysis reveals a high prevalence of caries, consistent with an agrarian diet, and enamel hypoplasia, indicative of poor health during childhood. Comparison of these data with those from other studies on Etruscan and Roman populations suggests that although the “typical” Mediterranean regimen of grains, legumes, and olives was consumed throughout the region, significant differences existed between populations in terms of the day-to-day diet.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3ZP9V
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
Citation for previous publication
Lovell N, Jessup E. 2011. Report on the Human Remains from the Sodo Tumuli and Circolo I and from Terontola: Examined at the MAEC in May, 2010. (Report submitted to the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona, and the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana).

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