What this skeleton told us: Evidence
An older adult of uncertain sex due to the relatively poor state of skeletal preservation. The teeth had evidence of plaque and tooth decay, thinned enamel (enamel defects, or hypoplasia) and tooth loss in life.
Interpretation of the evidence
In common with many of the people buried at the Bowl Hole, dental hygiene appears to have been poor for this adult. Tooth decay indicates sugar in his/her diet. The enamel hypoplasia illustrates that in childhood this person had a deficient diet or disease.
Night watches. Niht; night and Wacol wakeful, alert.