The Dental Formula (Human)
Deciduous teeth: 2:1:0:2
Permanent teeth: 2:1:2:3
A fairly accurate way to determine skeletal age before the age of 12 is to look at dental calcification and eruption.
Using Ubelaker’s dental eruption chart, what would you age this mandible?
1st photo- Mandible from the archaeological site of Marcajirca in the northern Andean region of Peru.
2nd photo- Ubelaker, D.H. (1978). Human skeletal remains: Excavation, analysis, interpretation. Chicago: Aldine