Browsing the "Teeth" Tag

“Hobbit” teeth undergo analysis

December 11th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have analysed 40 teeth from nine specimens of Homo floresiensis, revealing that the species was separate from modern humans.


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