[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Claudene Wharton
University of Nevada, Reno

Dental Calculus Example

Caption: Centuries ago, dental calculus would build up through the years, layer after layer, like a stalagmite, sometimes reaching impressive proportions. University of Nevada, Reno researchers have discovered that analysis of tiny fragments of this material can be used effectively in paleodietary research the study of diets of earlier ancient and populations without the need to destroy bone, as other methods do.

Credit: Photo by G. Richard Scott, University of Nevada, Reno.

Usage Restrictions: Credit required

Related news release: University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]