Primal hygiene


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EVIDENCE HAS been uncovered in Spain that could prove that Neanderthals brushed their teeth! Two molars, which date back 63,400 years, had grooves formed by the passage of a pointed object.

Palaeontologist, Juan Luís Asuarga, who made the discovery and presented his findings in Madrid, said: “This confirms the use of a small stick for cleaning the mouth”.