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Re: A question about tooth enamel and drawing dietary conclusions
On 2/12/07, Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I wonder whether tooth microwear can be easily distinguished from
Post-mortem microwear is usually pretty easy to distinguish on teeth.
Taphonomic abrasion has a tendency to dampen true microwear "signals,"
whereas preparatory marks tend to stick out like a sore thumb under
the SEM. Mark Teaford has done quite a bit of work on this front.
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