Abstract

Three fragments of the upper jaw of an Etruscan adolescent of the 6th century B.C. discovered at the necropolis of Cancellone 1 (Magliano in Tuscany, Grosseto, Italy) were examined. A triad of associated dental anomalies was found: congenitally missing second premolars, “peg-shaped” permanent lateral incisors, and ectopic (palatal) eruption of a permanent canine. These findings provided the opportunity to discuss etiopathogenetic aspects of the associations among different types of tooth abnormalities.

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Author notes

T. Baccetti, Department of Orthodontics, University of Florence, Italy

L. Franchi, Department of Orthodontics, University of Florence, Italy

J.M. Cecchi, Institute of Anthropology, University of Florence, Italy

E. Pacciani, Superintendency for Archeology of Tuscany, Florence, Italy