posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 06:36 AM
I love reading about people who lived their lives millenia ago....there's something powerfully intriguing about ancient cultures.
Anyway, found this
wonderful story and thought I'd share with my
Italian researchers believe they have discovered the oldest dental filling -- a beeswax cap applied to a left canine tooth about 6,500 years ago.
The filling was discovered by chance as Claudio Tuniz, Federico Bernardini and colleagues at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical
Physics in Trieste used a fossilized jaw bone to test new X-ray imaging equipment.
Found early last century embedded on the wall of a karstic cave near the village of Lonche, in what is now Slovenia, the bone most likely belonged a
The ingenuity of ancient people never fails to amaze me. I'll admit it, I've got this preconceived notion that older civilizations were
somehow.....less intelligent than we are today. Completely erroneous, of course, which is why I love reading these articles. It reminds me that our
forefathers were as adaptable as we are today....perhaps even more so. It also is a connection that I can understand, and that's an awesome