Stone Age Dentists?

Scientists have found a pre-historic tooth with a filled cavity.

The tooth belongs to a 6500 year old fossilized jawbone  of a young person. This jawbone was found almost 100 years ago in the European country of Slovenia.

On doing an X-ray on the jawbone the scientists discovered  the tooth filling which seems to have been made of beeswax.

Guess who was taking care of their teeth even before the beginning of  dental care :)

(Photo Credit: PlosOne.org)

 

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