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labret

(lā′brĕt) [L. labrum, lip]
A decorative piercing through the center of the lower lip.
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Moreover, in cases in which labrets are discovered in burials, they are often readily identifiable because the teeth of the interred reveal distinctive abrasions (Torres-Rouf 2003).
Cordy-Collins examines a series of Moche V pottery figurines depicting women with a distinctively shaped head and a labret or lip plug.
For the same price a customer can have a real piercing with a metal bar, called a labret, fitted.
If this were so, it might have left distinctive wear upon the surfaces of adjacent teeth where contact actually occurred, as in the case of people who habitually grip an object such as a pipe or wear a labret which rubs against their teeth (Milner & Larsen 1991).
Eleven labrets, many bone and shell beads of varying sizes, and several grinding stones were also associated with this surface (Figure 10b) (Smith & Perez Arias 2007).
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Another apparent shift in the Central Coast region through time is the use of labrets as probable status markers, which ended between 500 BC and AD 1 in the Central Coast (Cybulski 1996); the use of labrets was supplanted by head-shaping to mark status.