Journal of Anthropology / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Discolouration of Human Teeth from Archaeological Contexts: Elemental Analysis of a Black Tooth from a Roman Cranium Recovered from the River Witham, Lincoln, UK

Table 1

Metal concentrations of a set of modern teeth and the ancient tooth in g/g.

MnFeZnPb

g metal/g modern tooth (determined by AAS)
Min0.8820.20129.020.97
Mean1.9040.81174.322.46
Max4.2986.17263.949.11
StDev0.6719.5234.032.09

g metal/g ancient tooth (determined by ICP-AES)
Mean275.241539.7262.602.40
StDev1.090.660.792.34

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