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Early Humans Chewed Gum
Posted By Mark Sisson On August 23, 2007 @ 2:35 pm In Health,Primal Health,Sisson Said What? | 12 Comments
Another amusing “primal” tidbit, everyone: early humans chewed gum . Archaeologists have found a 5,000-year-old piece of preserved tree gum with clearly imprinted neolithic teeth marks. The gum is birch bark tar, which exerts an antiseptic effect on tissues. It’s likely that early humans chewed the phenolic tar to stave off gum infections. Move over, Trident.
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