Student Uses Dental Calculus to Study Effects of Industrial Age

Carrie Stetler | November 15, 2018

Scientists know that teeth can provide important clues to everything from prehistoric creatures to crime scene information. One Rutgers student is working with RSDM researchers to explore what teeth can reveal about diet and health during and after the industrial revolution. LaShanda Williams, a Ph.D. student at the Rutgers Center for Evolutionary Studies in New Brunswick, believes that dental calculus might provide information that can’t be found anywhere else.