Browsing the "Teeth" Tag

Neanderthals used toothpicks

April 28th, 2016 | by Admin

Traces of bark, found in Spain’s El Sidrón Cave, with fossilized plaque on them suggest that Neanderthals used them as [&hellip


“Hobbit” teeth undergo analysis

December 11th, 2015 | by Admin

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


Denisovan DNA extracted from ancient teeth

December 9th, 2015 | by Admin

Researchers have managed to extra DNA from some large Denisovan teeth found in Siberia’s Denisova Cave. “I thought, ‘Oh, that [&hellip


Air pollution found in 400,000 dental plaque

June 25th, 2015 | by Admin

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


The oldest evidence of mushrooms as food

April 27th, 2015 | by Admin

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



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