Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Dental caries in some medieval spanish populations

Felipe du Souich Henrici, Sylvia A. Jiménez


Six masculine Medieval skeletal series from rural Spain have been examined in order to provide paleopathological data and information to contribute to the paleoecological studies. The 2298 teeth belonging to 153 individuals have been studied macroscopically by the same observer. The percentages of individuals affected by dental caries are, 53.6% (35.7%-67.7%), and the frequencies of carious teeth, to the total number, are, 8.1% (3.3%-10.3%). In this respect, the population of the Monastery of Suso (S. Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja) enjoyed a better life quality than the other five.

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