An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Morris, Alan en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Manyaapelo, Thabang en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-02T08:59:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-02T08:59:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Manyaapelo, T. 2007. An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10935
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-157). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The development of the city of Cape Town in the last 20 years has led to the discovery of burial sites 110t sufficiently documented in the city's archival records. Human remains under study were recovered from three different locations namely Cobern Street (11=28) mid 18th century; Marina Residence (11=40) and Polyoak (11=9) both late 18th to early 19th century. The aim of this study is to investigate oral hygiene; dental pathologies; behaviour; lifestyle aspects and geographic origins as seen on the dentition using standard osteoscopic methods. Calculus deposition which is an indicator of poor oral hygiene was found in 98.7% of the individuals. Pathologies such as caries at 4.3, abscesses at 2.5 and teeth lost antemortem at 8.8 per mouth, the Cape Poor were found to be similar to 18th century poor communities. The evidence points more towards a difference in oral hygiene practices but similar diets between the three communities. The seemingly shared social class does not, at least in the earlier times of the colony, mask the diverse cultural heritage as evidenced in the dental behaviour through intentional, unintentional dental modification as well as habitual dental markers. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Anthropology en_ZA
dc.title An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Social Anthropology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Manyaapelo, T. (2007). <i>An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10935 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Manyaapelo, Thabang. <i>"An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10935 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Manyaapelo T. An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10935 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Manyaapelo, Thabang AB - The development of the city of Cape Town in the last 20 years has led to the discovery of burial sites 110t sufficiently documented in the city's archival records. Human remains under study were recovered from three different locations namely Cobern Street (11=28) mid 18th century; Marina Residence (11=40) and Polyoak (11=9) both late 18th to early 19th century. The aim of this study is to investigate oral hygiene; dental pathologies; behaviour; lifestyle aspects and geographic origins as seen on the dentition using standard osteoscopic methods. Calculus deposition which is an indicator of poor oral hygiene was found in 98.7% of the individuals. Pathologies such as caries at 4.3, abscesses at 2.5 and teeth lost antemortem at 8.8 per mouth, the Cape Poor were found to be similar to 18th century poor communities. The evidence points more towards a difference in oral hygiene practices but similar diets between the three communities. The seemingly shared social class does not, at least in the earlier times of the colony, mask the diverse cultural heritage as evidenced in the dental behaviour through intentional, unintentional dental modification as well as habitual dental markers. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town TI - An odontological analysis of 18th and 19th century burial sites from in and around Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10935 ER - en_ZA


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