2020-04-24 20:21:54 UTC
absolutely NOTHING TO DO with the Ancient Indians Dentists drilling
teeth 9000 years ago. Those Dentists belonged to "HINDU CIVILIZATION".
Western whites were uncivilized barbarians running naked at that time
and that's why "pathologically self promoting Whites NEVER talk about
HINDU CIVILIZATION was the most ancient and most advanced than any other
civilization on planet earth and then the "TWO FILTHY BARBARIC VIRUSES
Islam and Christianity" destroyed Hindus.
Ancient dentists drilled teeth 9,000 years ago, scientists say
CBC News · Posted: Apr 05, 2006 8:53 PM ET | Last Updated: April 5, 2006
Ancient man used sophisticated drills to treat tooth decay, according to
a French anthropologist who turned up evidence of fine dental work in
ancient Pakistani cemeteries.
Writing in the respected British journal Nature, Roberto Macchiarelli of
the University of Poitiers said Neolithic man used drills made of tiny
pieces of flint up to 9,000 years ago.
That means dentistry is at least 4,000 years older than first thought
and far older than modern anesthesia.
Macchiarelli came to his conclusion after finding nearly perfect holes
that had been drilled into the back teeth of nine skulls in a Pakistani
graveyard. He carbon-dated the skulls and found the patients lived
between 5500 BC and 7000 BC.
What surprised Macchiarelli was the sophistication of the dental work.
The ancient dentists managed to drill holes into the large molars at the
back of their patients' mouths, a tricky job even with modern equipment.
Some holes were 3.5 millimetres deep.
"The holes were so perfect, so nice," said David Frayer, an anthropology
professor at the University of Kansas who co-authored the study. "I
showed the pictures to my dentist and he thought they were amazing holes."
He believes the ancient dentists learned their trade drilling ornamental
beads, a technique that was in vogue at the time.
Researchers found drill bits that were fashioned out of tiny pieces of
flint and used tiny bows to spin them. Macchiarelli tried the technique
with a home-made bow and drilled through a human tooth in less than a
"Definitely it had to be painful," Macchiarelli said.
Researchers were impressed by how advanced the society was at such an
early period. One patient had a tooth that was drilled twice. Another
patient had three teeth drilled, while other teeth showed signs of
cavities around the drill holes.
Macchiarelli found no sign of fillings, but he told Nature that a soft,
asphalt material could have been used.