Moroccan hunter-gatherers suffered from tooth decay
Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Admin1
The poor condition of their teeth suggests they were often in agony.
“At a certain point, the tooth nerve dies but up until that moment, the pain is very bad and if you get an abscess the pain is excruciating because of the pressure on the jaw,” explained Dr Louise Humphrey, from London’s Natural History Museum.
Story: Jonathan Amos, BBC News | Photo: Isabelle de Groote