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Age estimation of wild boar (Sus scrofa) based on molariform mandibular tooth development and its application to seasonality at the Mesolithic site of Ringkloster

Magnell, Ola LU and Carter, Richard (2007) In Pigs and Humans. 10,000 Years of Interaction p.197-217
Abstract
The molariform mandibular tooth development in wild boar has been described in order to increase the reliability and precision in age estimation. The age at eight different stages of tooth development has been determined based on radiographs of 114 mandibles. The method is applied to estimate age of death in 53 mandibles of juvenile wild boar and seasonality at the Late Mesolithic site of Ringkloster, Denmark. The result indicates hunting of wild boar and presence of humans at the site during the summer, which conflicts earlier interpretations of the site as a purely autumn/winter or winter/spring occupation. Large proportions of juvenile animals killed during late summer/early autumn seem to indicate a seasonal intensification of hunting.
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  abstract     = {The molariform mandibular tooth development in wild boar has been described in order to increase the reliability and precision in age estimation. The age at eight different stages of tooth development has been determined based on radiographs of 114 mandibles. The method is applied to estimate age of death in 53 mandibles of juvenile wild boar and seasonality at the Late Mesolithic site of Ringkloster, Denmark. The result indicates hunting of wild boar and presence of humans at the site during the summer, which conflicts earlier interpretations of the site as a purely autumn/winter or winter/spring occupation. Large proportions of juvenile animals killed during late summer/early autumn seem to indicate a seasonal intensification of hunting.},
  author       = {Magnell, Ola and Carter, Richard},
  editor       = {Albarella, Umberto},
  isbn         = {978-0-19-920704-6},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {197--217},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x879a5d8)},
  series       = {Pigs and Humans. 10,000 Years of Interaction},
  title        = {Age estimation of wild boar (Sus scrofa) based on molariform mandibular tooth development and its application to seasonality at the Mesolithic site of Ringkloster},
  year         = {2007},
}