Deer Hunting in Outside Louisiana
aging a jawbone
After watching an aging the jawbones video on QDMA website (which is a great help), I am still not sure what I would age these two jawbones which I have attached in the following pics. Where the confusion comes in for me is those teeth which have the dentine more than 1x the enamel width but not quite 2x. In the video he states at first that, for the fourth tooth, the dentine must be wider than OR 2x as wide as the enamel on one side of the cusp to get to 3-1/2 years of age and for subsequent teeth its stated it has to be 2x as wide or more (not allowing for wider than but less than 2x as wide). Therefore I'm not sure which it is. In both of these jawbones the 4th tooth dentine is clearly twice as wide as one side of the enamel so they are both at least 3-1/2 yo but the 5th tooth is the question. They look to me questionable as to whether they are 2x as wide or not. Supposing they are not but very close to 2x as wide, how do you age it? I'd also like your thoughts on what age you give them and what your thoughts are on the fifth tooth ie what your rationale is for your age. Thanks and looking forward to the replies.