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19 January, 2011
Starch from ancient dental calculus
The following paper reports starch granules extracted from dental calculus. Very recently, these studies, reporting starch granules found from ancient dental calculus, increase steadily.
Wesolowski, V. N., Souza, S. M. F. M. D., Reinhard, K. J. & Ceccantini, G. R. 2010. Evaluating microfossil content of dental calculus from Brazilian sambaquis. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 1326–1338.