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A Preliminary Report on incremental banding as an indicator of seasonality in mammal teeth from Gough's Cave, Cheddar, Somerset (UBSS Proceedings v.18(1))

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Beasley,M.J., 1987. A Preliminary Report on incremental banding as an indicator of seasonality in mammal teeth from Gough's Cave, Cheddar, Somerset. UBSS Proceedings, 18(1) , pp 116-128 Download PDF.

Abstract: Incremental bands in the cementum and dentine of four teeth from horse (Equus ferus) and one tooth of red deer (Cervus elephas) from the late glacial site of Gough's Cave were investigated with a view to deciding whether preservation of these tissues was good enough to permit estimation of the season of death of horse and red deer at this site. This report includes some background information on the principles and methods of tooth sectioning used in this preliminary investigation, followed by the results obtained. The results are encouraging and suggest that the method can be usefully applied to such material.

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