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  1. [archeology] Microscopic patterns of edge damage on stone tools, used to show how the tools were used.

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Google previewNew Perspectives and Problems in Anthropology (2009)

by Èva Bodzsár, Annamária Zsákai

The relationship between diet and buccal-dental microwear is an important key to draw insights into the Hominid biological and ecological adaptation patterns ( Pérez-Pérez 2004a). Enamel microwear is a process highly correlated with the ...

Google previewWild Harvest (2016)

Plants in the Hominin and Pre-Agrarian Human Worlds by Karen Hardy, Lucy Kubiak Martens

Buccal enamel microwear is a microscopic abrasion process that affects dental vestibular surfaces during food chewing. Chewing cycles and the action of cheek compression during biting loads causes clear non-occlusal enamel imprints ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution (2015)

by Bernard Wood

Dental microwear focuses on the size, number, and orientation of microscopic scratches, pits, etc. on the enamel, or on the overall complexity and the degree of directionality of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Ian Shaw, Robert Jameson

IS Urukug see SEALAND Usatovo see TRIPOLYE U-series see URANIUM SERIES DATING use-wear traces(microwear traces) Term used to refer to the pattern of wear on the surfaces and edges of stone artefacts, the analysis of which was ...

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