Did ancient teeth decay?

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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Is tooth decay just a modern affliction? Archaeologists can tell us of evidence of dental procedures from long ago.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-12ES) describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU150) Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce

(ACSSU153) Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Archaeology, Teeth, Forensic science, Bones
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Ask an Expert
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 13 November 2009

Resource ID: 12eeba12-dcbc-40d8-9c46-d6fedabfefea