[Sca-cooks] 5000 year old chewing gum

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Tue Aug 21 10:30:07 PDT 2007

Sarah Pickin, 23, found the lump of birch bark tar while on a dig in western Finland. 

Neolithic people used the material as an antiseptic to treat gum infections, as well as a glue for repairing pots. 


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