When future anthropologists study our teeth, what will they conclude? What else is there to know about the teeth of modern man?
- Cavities and plaque build-up is prevalent today as natural selection has not prepared humans for modern soft foods.
- Modern man has weaker teeth and jaws as our soft diets do not stimulate jaw growth.
- Future anthropologists will also encounter teeth that have been notched, lengthened, filed or inlaid with jewels.
Thanks to technologies like X-ray synchrotron microtomography, anthropologists can see inside teeth without cutting.
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