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Prehistoric Tooth Filled With Beeswax Gives Rare Glimpse Of Ancient Dentistry

Traces of beeswax filling inside a tooth in a prehistoric human jawbone have given scientists a rare glimpse of early dentistry. Team leaders Federico Bernardini and Claudio Tuniz, of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy, worked with researchers at Sincrotrone Trieste and other centers in Italy and Australia to analyze the 6,500-year-old "human mandible"...

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