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April 12, 2017

Stefano Benazzi, an archaeologist at the University of Bologna, has found two teeth at a dig in north Italy that had dental fillings put in them, some 13,000 years past. The fillings were made from bitumen. He found even earlier evidence of dental practice, but not fillings. See how quickly the field progressed? We can only hope, for the sake of the patients, that they had wine back then.

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