University of Minnesota Duluth
 
 
myUMD | Search | People | Departments | Events | News

 A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z
~ Blenco Search
~ Google advanced
~ Google scholar
~ Google books
~ Google images
~ Google Translate
 
Wikipedia / Wiktionary
The World Fact Book -- CIA
UMD Library Main Catalog
Anthropology in the News

Moodle

HomePage

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 23:40 (11:40 PM) CDT, day 110 of 2014

Prehistoric Cultures

Fall 2012 Calendar -- DAY [archive]

Fall 2012 Calendar -- EVENING [archive]

Dates and Times to Remember

class slides on-line
(free PowerPoint Viewer 2010)

Monday, 21 April 2014, 04:40 (04:40 AM) GMT, day 111 of 2014
. . . in History
  . . . in Headlines

      Babel Fish Translation
~ translate this page

Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.

top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle

Hi Manish and Tom

Prehistoric
Dentistry

see also

prehistoric food, see also individual countries and cultures, and individual foods . . .
Ancient Civilizations
Animal Domestication
Anthropological Ecology
Early Agriculture
Food Archaeology
Plant Domestication
Prehistoric Diets
Prehistoric Food
Sustainable Agriculture

Ancient Middle American

other on-line resources

dentistry history -- Wikipedia

Dental Cosmos
early history of dentistry
1859 - 1936

top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle

In the News . . .

top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle
top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle



Australopithecus robustu
Paranthropus in southern Africa 1 million years ago.

top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle

Not Just Nuts and Berries for These Hominids
Science (09 November 2006)

One of the the teeth of four individuals of Paranthropus robustus (also known as Australopithecus robustus) from the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa.
One of the the teeth of four individuals of Paranthropus robustus
(also known as Australopithecus robustus)
from the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa.
(Science)

top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle

Ancient Middle America

other on-line resources

dentistry history -- Wikipedia

"The procedure [in Pakistan] could not have had an aesthetic purpose, since its results were not easily visible, [Roberto Macchiarelli, a paleoanthropologist at the Université de Poitiers and lead author of the study] added." -- National Geographic News

Later on, prehistoric Post Classic Maya people began drilling and filing their teeth for beauty's sake. They carved their teeth and inlaid them with jade.

 


" This Maya jaw was found on Ambergris Caye [Belize]. Take a close look at the shape to which the teeth were carved. Originally, the upper and lower teeth would have fit together like a zipper."

 

"Mayan jade inlay in an anterior tooth,
circa A.D. 900." -- ADA

Question:

"What do you supposed happened between the Neolithic and the time of the Post Classic prehistoric Maya to have people adapt prehistoric dentistry from fixing problem teeth to fixing up teeth just for looks"?

top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle
top of page /\ A-Z index
     Moodle
"Researchers using a bow and flint-tipped drill to bore through a tooth."

Roberto Macchiarelli
University of Poitiers

"Researchers using a bow and flint-tipped drill to bore through a tooth."
"A close-up of the reconstructed drill boring into a tooth."

Roberto Macchiarelli
University of Poitiers

"A close-up of the reconstructed drill boring into a tooth."
"A Neolithic molar that shows signs of having been worked on by a prehistoric dentist."

Roberto Macchiarelli
University of Poitiers

"A Neolithic molar that shows signs of having been worked on by a prehistoric dentist."

"Analysis of the teeth shows prehistoric dentists had a go at curing toothache with drills made from flint heads. . . ."

"A total of eleven drilled crowns were found, with one example showing evidence of a complex procedure involving tooth enamel removal followed by carving of the cavity wall. . . ."

"The form of dental treatment seen at Mehrgarh [Pakistan] continued for about 1,500 years, before the practice was stopped in the area. . . ." -- (04 November 2001) BBCNews

 top of page /\  A-Z index
Moodle

© 1998 - 2014 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved   Envelope: E-mail
Page URL: http:// www.d.umn.edu /cla/faculty/troufs/anth1602/pcdentistry.html
Last Modified Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 11:11 (11:11 AM) CST, day 029 of 2014
Site Information / Disclaimers ~ Main A-Z Index


View Stats 

© 2014 University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Last modified on 01/29/14 11:11 AM
University of Minnesota Campuses
Crookston | Duluth | Morris
Rochester | Twin Cities | Other Locations