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Ecclesial mandible x-ray

Spent the morning with an archaeology colleague of mine taking some x-rays of old bones. The bones are of local interest, possibly from the first millennium AD, from an ecclesial sect.

We had fragments of a whole specimen, of which the most useful perhaps was the mandible x-ray. From this we can age the individual by looking at the tooth development status (i.e. the molars), along with providing an indication of tooth wear for overall dental health and perhaps diet.

I look forward to the outcome of the other analysis of these bones.

Image: Pixabay royalty free image. Unfortunately, the x-rays are of a sensitive nature and could not be shared in this post.

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