Credit: Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC

Archaeology

Ancient Dental Plaque Reveals That Neanderthals Used 'Aspirin'

DNA harvested from tartar on the teeth of Neanderthals has turned out to be a treasure trove, providing valuable dietary data as well as the oldest microbial genome yet sequenced.

Published On 03/08/2017
7:00 PM EST
Reconstruction showing three Neanderthals at El Sidrón eating wild mushrooms, pine nuts and moss. | Credit: Abel Grau / CSIC Communication