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They Were the First Dentists in Human History

9000 years ago Neolithic farmers in South Asia knew how to fix teeth

Fertility goddess from Mehrgarh
A terracotta female figurine from Mehrgarh, possibly associated with fertility. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

In 2006, the journal Nature reported on an interesting discovery. Nine humans who died between 7500 to 9000 years ago had dental crowns drilled while they were alive.

This was the earliest evidence of dentistry in the world.

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com