We were recently discussing an archaeology find, King Hezekiah of Judah’s seal imprint (first ever for a seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king in a scientific archaeological excavation).
Here are top tens for 2015 from Mashable, including
Investigation with scanning electron microscopy on a 14,000-year-old molar revealed the oldest known dentistry, as the infected tooth was partially cleaned with flint tools.
“It predates any undisputed evidence of dental and cranial surgery, currently represented by dental drillings and cranial trephinations dating back to the Mesolithic-Neolithic period, about 9,000-7,000 years ago, “ Benazzi said.
We await news re Stone Age anaesthetics, we really do.
Some early dentistry, pictured above, used beeswax for fillings.
See also: The search for our earliest ancestors: signals in the noise
Early human religion: A 747 built in the basement with an X-Acto knife
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