Skip to comments.REVEALED: Scientists find man with 'perfect smile' in 3,500 year-old BRONZE AGE SKELETON
Posted on 01/29/2018 10:25:39 PM PST by beaversmom
A CATCH for the ladies man, described as having the perfect smile, has been found by scientists examining a the remains of a young Bronze Age male with better teeth than many modern-day Britons, it has been revealed.
Academics in forensic science from the University of Derby have been studying the ancient skeleton and uncovered some remarkable findings.
Despite the age of the remains scientists were fascinated to discover that the man had beautiful teeth and did not have the same poor oral hygiene of most men from the Bronze era.
Sanita Nezirovic, who has been studying the skeleton, said: His teeth seem absolutely beautiful, especially for the age when you think about 3,500 years ago.
He has better teeth than most people nowadays, almost.
Studies indicate that most people from the time had worn-down teeth that were in a poor condition.
The type of food eaten during the Bronze Age and a lack of oral hygiene have been blamed for the bad teeth.
However, it wasnt just the good teeth that gave the mysterious man a great smile.
Ms Nezirovic was also shocked by the symmetry of the face when studying the skeletons bones.
By investigating the bones of the skull, scientists were able to identify the rough age of the man.
An examination go the development of a flake of bone on the clavicle highlighted to the scientists that the body belonged to someone aged between 17 and 21.
Other discoveries made about youths body included his height - between 5ft 6 inches and 5ft 9 inches.
Little else could be discovered about the person with the perfect smile from his bones, meaning it is unknown how he died.
However, the man was buried with a horsehair blanket and beaker, which experts say indicates he was likely to have been an important man.
“better teeth than most Brits”
Isn’t that something like saying, ‘the best looking woman on The View’?
I’d bet some big critter he wanted to eat for dinner knocked out those front teeth. lol
Right. Or gnawing on a big Henry VIII type bone. ;)
I do have stick up for my British mum, though. She had great teeth.
Don’t mind me. This is probably a thread I should have skipped.
I’m an arrogant, high-functioning autist with great teeth.
lol. No apologies necessary. We all have our pluses and minuses. I don’t guess anyone on Earth has ever been “all that and a bag of chips”.
Hey! Those look like my Welsh teeth,,,,,what few of them are left!
I guess he was going for a a very early Justin Beeber hairstile, unfortunately it looks more like a small badger mating with his eye socket.
Smiles. No pun.
It would be fascinating to see a reconstruction of the face.
If I can’t be all that, at least I got the bag of chips!
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