TABLE OF CONTENTS


    INTRODUCTION      1
    ESTIMATING AGE AT DEATH FOR PREHISTORIC HUMAN REMAINS
        3
    DAMDAMA: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT      7
    THE INDIAN MESOLITHIC
    BURIAL SITES ON THE GANGETIC PLAIN
    DAMDAMA
        7
        8
      12
    CEMENTUM ANNULATIONS AND MULTIVARIATE METHODS OF AGE ESTIMATION   16
    THE ULTRASTRUCTURAL NATURE OF CEMENTUM ANNULATIONS
    CEMENTUM APPOSITION AND THE ESTIMATION OF AGE AT DEATH
    REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON AGE ESTIMATION
    SUMMARY
      18
      22
      26
      36
    ROOT DENTINE TRANSLUCENCY AND SECONDARY DENTINE DEPOSITION IN AGE ESTIMATION   38
    THE ULTRASTRUCTURAL NATURE OF ROOT DENTINE TRANSLUCENCY
    REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON AGE ESTIMATION FOR INTACT TEETH
    REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON AGE ESTIMATION FOR SECTIONED TEETH
    SUMMARY
      38
      40
      42
      44
    MATERIALS AND METHODS   46
    SAMPLE DERIVATION AND CHARACTERISTICS
    PROTOCOL
      46
      49
    RESULTS    56
    OBSERVER ERROR AND COMPARISONS WITHIN INDIVIDUALS
    AGE ESTIMATES FROM DENTAL HISTOLOGICAL METHODS
    DISCUSSION AND INTERPRETATION
    SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS
    IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 
      56
      59
      68
      73
      73
    PALEODEMOGRAHIC PROFILE FOR DAMDAMA   76
    TABLES    82
    FIGURES    85
    BIBLIOGRAPHY  100