Science & Nature

Be a Tooth Detective! What Archaeologists Can Learn From Teeth

Learn about different types of human teeth, how and when they form, and how archaeologists use this knowledge to answer the question, "How old was this individual?"
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50 minutes

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year olds


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Class Experience

Students will learn:
* Terms for the parts of teeth
* Terms for different types of teeth
* Timelines for development, eruption, and shedding of primary and permanent teeth
* Logical thinking
I'm an archaeological scientist. I've been trained in handling and analysing human remains. I have experience working with human remains. I have taught and given talks to young people about my work. I home schooled my daughter. We studied biology and human anatomy from the time she was three years old, and she was interested in how archaeologists study human remains to learn about the lives of past people. 
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50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In this class, we discuss (and may see images of) archaeological human remains, including skeletons and teeth from archaeological human remains. We will talk about age at death, and possibly cause of death or other topics related to death of past humans. I'm happy to discuss and share the class content and images if you have any concerns and/or you'd like to preview the material before enrolling your child.


Judy Watson, PhDArchaeological scientist, peripatetic bibliophile. I like old stuff.
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Archaeologists study geology, math, biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, ecology, zoology, anthropology, ancient and modern languages, history, sociology, geography… Everything! Archaeology applies tools and knowledge from almost every... 
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