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Excavation reveals Stone Age diet, periodontitis

An international research team has been exploring an excavation on the west coast of Scandinavia, looking at what people there ate about 9,700 years ago.

They found one of the individuals had severe problems with her teeth. 

Due to a bad case of periodontitis, she likely had problems eating the chewy deer meat.

Examination of some of the chewed resin samples showed the individuals’ diet contained trout, deer and hazelnuts.  

Full story: Science Daily

 

 

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