Have you ever wondered how much information you scrape off when brushing your teeth? We can learn a lot about past civilisations from humble dental calculus that forms by calcification of our dental plaque. Anything we chew or inhale can leave a trace – various particles are trapped and preserved even after thousands of years. As a result of that, we can study DNA and proteins that survived centuries and learn about the diet, health, and lifestyle of populations that are long gone.
A peek into the lives of our ancestors through ancient dental calculus is part of the #CicloconferenciasSAND#
by Eva Chocholová, Masaryk University
16 setembro, 18 H