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6,500-year-old tooth filling found in Slovenia

A tooth found in a cave in Slovenia is the oldest evidence of dentistry yet found. Italian researchers believe they have discovered the oldest dental filling -- a beeswax cap applied to a left canine tooth about 6,500 years ago. The filling was discovered by chance as Claudio Tuniz, Federico Bernardini and

Human tooth found in attic of Jacobean Boleyn family home

A mysterious human tooth has been found in the attic of Blickling Hall, a home in Norfolk, England which was once owned by the Boleyn family. “You find a lot of interesting things working in a house with centuries of history, and you do develop a strong stomach over time, but

Tooth removed from Egyptian mummy to extract DNA

A tooth has been removed from a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy in order to extract DNA from the pulp within. It was the oddest of scenes: A neurosurgeon delicately threaded a scope up the neck and into the skull of a disembodied, 4,000-year-old mummified head. Sweating with concentration, another doctor clamped a

11,000-year-old Mammoth tooth found on Michigan golf course

An 11,000-year-old tooth belonging to a woolly mammoth has been found on a golf course in Michigan by a grounds crew worker. "I would have tossed it in a rock pile," says Charlie Riley, 58, who's also the club pro. But Walker had seen a plaster cast of a mammoth tooth

Decorated whale’s tooth from HMS Beagle up for auction

A whale's tooth decorated by a marine on the HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's expedition is set to fetch over $80,000 at auction. The scrimshaw, a piece of work created by a whaler, depicts two images of HM Sloop Beagle, one when she was at sea and the other when she

Fossil crocodile tooth is a first for Wisconsin

A fossilized crocodile tooth found in Wisconsin could be the first evidence that vertebrates lived in the area during the dinosaur era. The species of crocodile can't be determined from just the tooth, but previously no known vertebrates had lived in that ancient period in the state. The find, five miles