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The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry
The Golden Smile through the Ages





ISBN 9781138677913
Published March 15, 2017 by Routledge
416 Pages

 
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Book Description

The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern Europe and the Americas. Included are many of the ancient literary sources that refer to dentistry - or the lack thereof - in Greece and Rome, as well as the archaeological evidence of ancient dental health. The book challenges many past works in exposing modern scholars’ fallacies about ancient dentistry, while presenting the incontrovertible evidence of the Etruscans’ seemingly modern attitudes to cosmetic dentistry.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations



Preface



Acknowledgements



Background: the main ancient cultures associated with dental appliances listed in alphabetic order





Introduction





Chapter 1. Dentistry in medical history: classical roots



Chapter 2. Evidence from the ancient Near East: correcting misconceptions



Chapter 3. The dental prosthesis: a lost Etruscan invention



Chapter 4. Dental appliances and dentistry after the Etruscans, to the present day



Chapter 5. Catalogue of Etruscan and Roman-era dental appliances



Chapter 6. Concluding remarks





Appendices:



Appendix I – Uncertain examples of Etruscan dental appliances



Appendix II – Modern Copies of Etruscan dental appliances



Appendix III – Spurious examples of dental implants or appliances



Appendix IV – Amulets and votives resembling or incorporating teeth



Appendix V – Pliny on cures for oral pathologies



Appendix VI – Evidence for dental extractions in ancient Rome: a summary of the analysis of teeth excavated at the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman forum



Appendix VII – Report on analysis of gold bands in Liverpool appliances (nos. 13 and 14)



Bibliography



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Biography

Marshall Joseph Becker is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University, USA, and is a Distinguished Member of the American Anthropological Association.



Jean MacIntosh Turfa is a Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, USA, and a Foreign Member of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi, Italy.