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dc.contributor.advisorHamilton, Michelle D.
dc.contributor.authorKoutlias, Lauren G. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-14T20:15:16Z
dc.date.available2020-10-14T20:15:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationKoutlias, L. G. (2019). Age-at-formation and duration of linear enamel hypoplasia and accentuated (pathological) striae in ancient, modern, and forensic populations as an indicator of differential developmental stress (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12767
dc.description.abstractUnder the premise that individuals can embody their sociocultural environment, this project was undertaken to analyze differences in age-at-formation and duration of linear enamel hypoplasia (LEH) and accentuated striae (AS) in the mandibular canines of pre-Hispanic Maya individuals from Belize, migrants who died crossing the Texas-Mexico border, and modern American individuals from the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection (TXSTDSC). LEH and AS, as representative of stress events, were measured using a scanning electron microscope and DinoLiteTM from the line to the cervico-enamel junction. These measurements were placed into equations for age calculations. Age-at-formation and duration of stress episodes were statistically analyzed using ANOVA and t-tests. Results show that smaller Maya sites experienced fewer and shorter stress episodes compared to larger, more dense sites, female migrants experienced the first stress events at an earlier age than their male counterparts, and male donors from the TXSTDSC experienced first stress episodes at an earlier age than females, although this may be due to sample size. These results are discussed in terms of the life course and bodily context. The ancient Maya cities were very population dense, exposure of female migrants to systemic and structural violence can be a factor in age-at-formation differences, and in general, differences in weaning practices can contribute to the formation of LEH and AS, with weaning practices differing within varying social contexts.
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dc.format.extent132 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBiological anthropology
dc.subjectSkeletal biology
dc.subjectDental anthropology
dc.subjectStress
dc.subjectEnamel hypoplasia
dc.subjectAccentuated striae
dc.subjectHistology
dc.subjectAncient maya
dc.titleAge-at-Formation and Duration of Linear Enamel Hypoplasia and Accentuated (Pathological) Striae in Ancient, Modern, and Forensic Populations as an Indicator of Differential Developmental Stress
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHerrmann, Nicholas P.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSpradley, Kate
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWright, Lori
dc.contributor.committeeMemberValdez, Fred
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropology
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
dc.description.departmentAnthropology


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