Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 01 July 2014 07:43
The skull of a man who likely had trouble eating was recently discovered.
Experts at the University of Saskatchewan dug up the skull of a man afflicted with agenesis—a condition in which the two central bottom teeth never form. The skull was recovered in modern-day Siberia and the Bronze Age settler was likely buried about 4,000 years ago. The man most likely died due to an arrowhead fragment embedded in his jaw.
The agenesis gene is extremely rare. Experts say it only impacts 0.5 percent of people.
The experts used radiocarbon dating to determine that the skull belonged to a male who was in his late 30s or was around 40.