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Prehistoric Plaque and the

They may have died at 28, but not of absesses tooth decay...

Prehistoric Plaque and the Gentrification of Europe’s Mouth

The hunter-gatherers had a diverse array of bacteria including several groups that are associated with good health. That fits with the relative absence of tooth decay or gum disease among modern or prehistoric hunter-gatherers. “They were at the end of a long period of happy co-evolution between us and oral bacteria,” says Cooper.

They probably didn't die at 28, either.