Stone Age hunter-gatherers tackled their cavities with a sharp tool and tar

by Larry Emmott on May 5, 2017

in Just for Fun

From Science News:

Two teeth from a person who lived in what’s now northern Italy between 13,000 and 12,740 years ago bear signs of someone having scoured and removed infected soft, inner tissue. The treated area was then covered with bitumen, a sticky, tarlike substance Stone Age folks used to attach stone tools to handles

Source: Stone Age hunter-gatherers tackled their cavities with a sharp tool and tar | Science News

I thought “cavemen” weren’t supposed to have tooth decay, no processed sugar and all that. On the other hand they did not have Oral B and Colgate either.

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