[Teeth decoration back after a long and forgotten history].

@article{Dijs2004TeethDB,
  title={[Teeth decoration back after a long and forgotten history].},
  author={Fpl van der Dijs},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde},
  year={2004},
  volume={111 9},
  pages={
          368-70
        }
}
After the last ice-age modern man started to remove, file, dye and inlay teeth. The teeth had such a central role in the imagination that the habit of more or less ritual decoration by incurable manipulation of the teeth spread all over the world. The most skillful and artistic work was done by craftsmen of the Maya. Between 1500 and 1900 modern researchers classified the habits as primitive and barbarian but during the twentieth century some of them took the question seriously. In the last… CONTINUE READING

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