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Identity Marker or Medicinal Treatment?: An Exploration of the Practice and Purpose of Dental Ablation in Ancient Nubia

Katelyn L. Bolhofner

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dental ablation has a long history in Sudan, though its implementation and significance appear to vary through time. This chapter suggests that the social correlates of ablation are often prioritized ... More


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