Chelicera: fixed finger with a slight hook; the ventral apical concavity of the fixed finger shallow and extended, anterior tooth of movable finger triangular; posterior intermediate tooth separate from primary tooth; fondal notch obscure or absent (Fig.
Fixed finger regularly curved without teeth, shallow cup like mesal ventral groove apically, movable finger with normal primary tooth, flat pointed anterior tooth, 1-2 intermediate teeth separated from primary tooth.
truncata, a short, deep concave cup-like mesal ventral groove apically, anterior ventral edge concave, movable finger with large primary tooth, smaller anterior tooth, single intermediate tooth separated from primary tooth, crenulations on the anterior dorsal edge; obscure to small fondal notch (Fig.
Movable finger with primary tooth, two intermediate teeth, and an anterior tooth, Posterior intermediate tooth separate from the primary tooth.
The age at which women lost their anterior teeth is both of anthropological interest and pertinent to whether anterior tooth loss could have been due to dental disease (see below).
Within the adult range, one woman with anterior tooth loss (Fonteviva 1) has moderately low wear placing her in early adulthood, and three (Cala Colombo 1, Fonteviva 2 and Continenza) are placed in an undifferentiated 'adult' category, without extreme tooth wear or skeletal degeneration marking extreme age.
It may mean that anterior tooth loss increased as the individual grew older.
Possible causes of anterior tooth loss in Neolithic Italian women(13)