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Table 1 Total of starch granules and other micro-remains detected in dental calculus. The amount of each micro-debris identified by microscopic analysis was shown per individual. Morphotype I, starch of Fabaceae; morphotype II, starch of Fagaceae; morphotype III, starch of Poeae; morphotype IV, starch of Paniceae; morphotype V, starch of Triticeae; morphotype VI, starch of Sorghum sp.; indeterminate starch granules; O, Oleaceae pollen grain; H, Hedera pollen grain; C, Castanea pollen grain; J, Juglans regia pollen grain; ND, indeterminate pollen grain; F, plant fiber; DH, Cervidae or Bovidae hair; BH, bee hair; T, peltate trichome; GB, fragment of feather barbule of Galliformes; AB, fragments of feather barbule of Anseriformes. In addition, sex (M: male; F: female) and age at death (in years) of each individual were reported

From: Lifestyle of a Roman Imperial community: ethnobotanical evidence from dental calculus of the Ager Curensis inhabitants

Burial Sex Age at death Morphotype I Morphotype II Morphotype III Morphotype IV Morphotype V Morphotype VI Indeterminate Total starches per sample Pollen grains Other micro-remains
1 M 30–45     1 2   1 4   
2 M 30–45 1    3    1 5   3F
3 M 30–45      3   2 5   
4 F 16–20     1 4   8 13   
6 M 30–45      2   1 3   1F
8 M 30–40 2   16 1 22 92 3 136   3F+1DH
9 M 20–35   8 11   5 1 1 26   
10 M 35–45 1     8 1 2 12 1O  
11 M 13–25 1   5   5 2 20 33   
12 F 24–35     1    2 3   1BH
14 M 20–30     2 5   20 27   
17 F 20–35    6 2 25   12 45   
21 F 35–45      1 3 18 22   
23 M 20–35 1   1   5   16 23   2F
24 F 20–35   1 1    2   4   
25 F 20–35 1     31 1 40 73   
26 M 20–35 2   3   7 2 15 29   
27 M 16–20   2 5 25 10 1 6 49 1H 2 T+1AB
28 M 16–35     2 2 1 2 7 1C+1ND 1GB
29 M 40–45        4 4   
31 M 16–35    5 5 5 2 5 22 1 J+1ND 1AB
34 M ≤ 45 1     5 2   8   
36 F 24–35      2   5 7   
38 M ≤ 45 1     2    3   
39 M 20–35      2 1   3   2F
40 M 25–35      1 1   2   
41 M 25–35      3    3   
Total   11 11 53 43 157 112 184 571 6 18