A Brief Comment on an Intentionally Modified Tooth from the Rio Talgua Region, Northeastern Honduras

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Nicholas P. Herrmann
Derek C. Benedix
Ann M. Scott
Valerie A. Haskins


A single tooth from an ossuary cave in eastern Honduras was examined for the evidence of intentional modification. Using various microscopic methods, the authors did not observe linear striations associated with filing. However, characteristics consistent with normal masticatory processes were documented.