Browsing the "Teeth" Tag

The oldest evidence of mushrooms as food

April 27th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Analyses of ancient dental calculus from the Upper Palaeolithic has revealed that mushrooms were consumed as a food source 18,000-12,000


Lost Homo Erectus tooth found in Sweden

March 20th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A 500,000-year-old teeth belonging to “Peking Man” have been found in unpacked boxes from Otto Zdansky’s expedition to the caves


Roman gums were healthier than ours

November 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A team of archaeologists have determined that people living in Romain Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants. A


Human ancestors used toothpicks

October 21st, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

New evidence suggests that humans were using toothpicks 1.8 million years ago. “Progressive tooth wear triggers bone remodelling processes that