Browsing the "Teeth" Tag

Air pollution found in 400,000 dental plaque

June 25th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Respiratory irritants have been found on 400,000-year-old teeth discovered in Qesem Cave, Israel. Possible respiratory irritants, including traces of charcoal—manmade


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



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