Jawbone Found Behind Heater Has It’s Own Story

Jawbone Found Behind Heater Has It’s Own Story
ROCKFORD – Old World dentistry and witchcraft has been discovered in a 6,500-year-old human jawbone.  A dollop of beeswax was found on the human jawbone that appears to be the earliest evidence of a dental filling.

The jawbone was discovered in 1911, embedded in a rock inside a cave in what is now Beloit. For many years it was left to rot in the basement of the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford. It was found last spring when they removed the old heater.

“The details, based on this single tooth, are unclear,” said the study’s first author, Dr.Panther Martin, an archaeologist at the center.  “We don’t know if the substance was put in by the person, or some kind of witch doctor,” he added, befuddled by uncertainty and extreme apathy.

The Doctors of Science determined that both the tooth and the beeswax were 6,500 years old  according to a radiocarbon analysis report.

“The Animalistic People that lived in the area at the time were primarily involved in breeding and hunting mice,” Dr. Panther Martin said. “They probably used their teeth as weapons,” he said.  According to the famous Dr. Panther Martin of Rockford’s Art Museum, “There is also evidence that they were using aromatic bee products.”

Evidence of prehistoric dentistry is rare, but it exists. Tooth Drilling, for instance, is known to have occurred in what is now Belvidere, IL, more than 7,500 years ago.

If anyone in the Rockford area region believes they may have old human bones hidden behind their furnaces, stairwells, under your beds, etc., please contact us so that our staff, along with Dr. Panther Martin, can inspect such on behalf of this region’s old world dental history:  [email protected] 


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