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Recording Structures of Mammals: Determination of Age and Reconstruction of Life History

By: GA Klevezal

274 pages, Figs, tabs

A A Balkema

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53706 | ISBN: 9054106212
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About this book

Focuses on the principles and methods of using growth layers formed in the teeth and bones of mammals to make a judgement on essential traits of the animal's life history. An important contribution to zoological studies, of relevance to specialists as diverse as zooarchaeologists, conservation biologists and anthropologists.


Contents

This text focuses on the principles and methods of using growth layers formed in teeth and bones of mammals to make a judgement on essential traits of the animal's life history. In nearly all mammalian species, including man, the age of individuals can be determined from the number of growth layers and, at least in some of them, it is possible to estimate the season of an animal's birth and death, age of sexual maturation, periodicity of reproduction, certain feeding habits and other aspects of the individual's biology. It is also possible, from tooth-enamel analysis, to assess doses of radiation accumulated by animals and human beings during their lifetime.;This book is intended for zoologists, wild-game biologists and zoo archaeologists, but some of the sections could also be of interest for anthropologists, radioecologists and conservation biologists.

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