03 December, 2008

ancient starch from dental plaque

Dr. D. Piperno will present a new paper on ancient starch. The results of this study appear online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

This online news is available on the following website.

Evidence From Dirty Teeth: Ancient Peruvians Ate Well

The following paper is also related to her research method.

  • Henry, A.G., D.R. Piperno. 2008. Using plant microfossils from dental calculus to recover human diet: a case study from Tell al-Raqā'i, Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 1943-1950.

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