Anthropol Anz 2017 Dec 17;74(4):347-353. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
DMD, PhDs, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Abstract: We here report the discovery of a gold dental ligature from the late 15 century, at the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Velha, in the city of Coimbra, Portugal. A medieval Clare's nun presented the left upper lateral incisor splinted to the canine, since the others three incisors were lost, most probably due to an aggressive periodontal disease. The convent is associated with the medieval upper class, which was well known for its consumption of high levels of sugar. Read More