Finally A Reason To Love Dental Plaque

Recent research sheds light on our early ancestors, illuminating aspects of Neanderthals dental plaque. At the University of Liverpool two researchers with tenacity have claimed to sequence DNA from calcified calculus. They have worked at this project for over many years and only recent improvements in ancient DNA analysis have opened up new insight to diet and eating habits including possible self-medicating for a tooth abscess.  Stories like this are why anyone can love history!