Thursday, June 18, 2015

History. Turns up in all kinds of ways

Researchers believe plaque they found on 400,000-year old teeth reveals a lot about the diet and food preparation methods of early Paleolithic humans.
Traces of charcoal found on the teeth suggested that the inhabitants of Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv feasted on meat roasted on indoor fires, scientists from Tel Aviv University said Wednesday. The pollution they then inhaled had a negative impact on their health, evidence of which survived to this day.

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