Figure 63: Micrograph showing the remains of an insect within human tooth CAS-08. The insect must have been located in the pulp cavity, but as a result of how the tooth was cut it appears here as superimposed on the dentine. Our knowledge does not allow us to identify species and we also do not know how it got there; during decomposition, or perhaps post-excavation, in storage. Identifying such remains may give important information on taphonomy, season of burial etc.
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