Neanderthal tooth reveals breastfeeding timeline

Researchers from University of Sydney have helped uncover imprints left in teeth by dietary changes from maternal milk to non-milk foods.

The study utilised multiple disciplines, including dentistry, analytical chemistry and evolutionary biology, to reveal insights on the evolution of the human diet.

Initial studies were done on monkey’s teeth before being done on children’s, before finally the technique was used on a Neanderthal tooth uncovered in Belgium.

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