[Science] Two-million year-old toothache may have killed an early human – AI

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[Science] Two-million year-old toothache may have killed an early human – AI


The upper jaw of SK 847 suggests it may have died from a dental abscessIan Towle By Chris BaraniukIt must have been agony. Two million years ago, an early human likely once tossed and turned, unable to sleep as the front of their mouth throbbed incessantly. Their teeth were worn down so much that root canals had been exposed. And above those upper incisors lay at least one dental abscess – a mass of pus growing inside the jaw, caused by bacterial infection. Of course, there were no dentists to relieve the pain. It’s possible the individual may even …