This article summarizes the issues and problems surrounding the subject of dental enamel hypoplasia (DEH). The methodology of several research studies, ranging from paleopathological to studies of living children, have been analysed and critiqued. The critiques are used to demonstrate where weaknesses may occur in this type of paleopathological study, and how they might be improved. This summary indicates that age formation and enamel development standards, and severity of the enamel disruption must be more carefully and universally applied to paleopathological and anthropological data. Standardized techniques for measurement of DEH are also essential for accurate and reliable research conclusions.
"Problems in the Methodology of Dental Enamel Hypoplasia Analyses,"
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