Saturday, July 16, 2011

Incisor raiding: Viking marauders had patterns filed into their teeth

Archaeologists say filed patterns in teeth of Viking warriors found in mass grave in Dorset may have been to frighten opponents. The fashion for dental bling goes back 1,000 years, according to a new discovery by archaeologists. Long before contemporary trends for gold dental caps or teeth inlaid with diamonds became popular, young Viking warriors were having patterns filed into their teeth.

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