Technology? Invention?

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue February. 17, 2018 2110 views

Yes, thank you very much!
Now let's think about dentists ...

This is a human fossil - a Homo heidelbergensis skull. Of course it is not the original fossil, which is kept in Natural History Museum in London. I photographed this copy in Zoo Hannover (Germany). The originally called "Rhodesian man" was found in 1921 in Broken Hill/Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe/Zambia) in Africa. The Kabwe cranium is up to 300.000 years old. The poor guy had serious teeth problems and associated abscesses had decayed his upper jaw bone. He possibly died of an infection. One of the first known victims of rotten teeth.

In which period of human evolution the invention of the first toothbrush took place, is still an unsolved riddle - a riddle, which future scientist have to solve. It was a long hard way to evolve all the necessary medical inventions and technologies to solve teeth problems without causing a lot of pain - and still it is for most people a long and hard decision to visit a modern dentist.

Now let's think about the future: Do you want to die of an ear infection and look like that?

Kabwe 1 (Broken Hill 1)

Kabwe 1 (Broken Hill 1)

No, everything is alright here, but I should let have Pauli check my 32 teeth - just for precaution, before they will cause 32 deadly problems.

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 4 months ago

Great shot and story

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks! blush

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 4 months ago

Bezüglich meiner Zähne habe ich mir auch schon oft gewünscht, ich wäre als Krokodil zur Welt gekommen, die haben nachwachsende Zähne...
(Mal was anderes, was macht eigentlich die kleine Eule ?)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 years, 4 months ago

Die ist noch in einer Box, weil sie noch nicht sicher sind, ob sie einen Netzhautschaden erlitten hat. Aber immerhin ist sie sonst schon wieder "oben auf". In der Freiflugvoliere wird's sich dann zeigen ...
Die Greifvogelstation Haringsee hat ein Bild gepostet
http://bit.ly/2Hv6Ic9

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

They give you problems from the moment you are getting them untill you loose them. Love this skull

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

smile Thanks!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Jesus, I'm going to the dentist right now. smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

+1 skull

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Andi Saw 2 years, 4 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 4 months ago

I don't want a discount - I want healthy teeth!!! fearful skull

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
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