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Archaeologists in 9,000-year revelation… rotting teeth plagued ancient man too

In particular, the advent of processed, wheat-based foods and a more settled life were thought to be big contributors.

In Poland, the first agricultural societies emerged some 7,000 years ago.

The archaeologists were, therefore, surprised to find a form of tooth decay known as carious lesions (caries) was already an issue thousands of years earlier among hunter-gatherer communities.

These people would have eaten primarily berries, fruit, honey, as well as hunted prey such as fish.

READ MORE: Stonehenge news: Archaeologists reveal huge slabs DID arrive over land

Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1305849/Archaeology-news-ancient-tooth-decay-cavities-Mesolithic-Poland

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