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Bronze age Tartar

Aug 08 2018

How teeth are telling us about milk consumption. Tartar has been around awhile.

Scientists are beginning to analyze dental calculus to find when and where milk was being consumed. They look for the enzyme beta-lactoglobulin to be present in the dental calculus to indicate cow’s milk consumption. Differences between goat, sheep, and cow milk are being made. Milk consumption has been traced back to the Bronze Age in Europe.

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