Ötzi the iceman goes to the dentist for the first time

We found this article really interesting. Ötzi the 5,300-year-old man found frozen in the Italian alps was found to have dined on too much bread and cereal porridge, scientists claimed after giving him a dental exam for the first time.

The 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. The Researchers concluded that the iceman probably never cleaned his teeth, and suffered from bad breath as a result.

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