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3D CT in Otzi the iceman reveals Dental problems

According to an article published in Daily Mail UK -Ötzi the 5,300-year-old man found frozen in the Italian alps underwent 3D CT.  Researchers were stunned by the poor condition of Ötzi's teeth, and found he suffered from several major cavities as well as a damaged front tooth probably caused by an accident. Bread was commonly eaten in the Neolithic period because of the rise of agriculture.
3D CT in Otzi the iceman reveals Dental problems Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, April 11, 2013 Rating: 5

1 comment:

dave sly said...

Cavities can be a serious problem should they become abscessed.

Did they have dental tools for tooth extraction?

Must have had some tools if were making bread.

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