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Researchers Use CT Scans To Study Remains Of Pompeii's Victims

3D scanning and printing technology is almost always associated with either the entertainment industry or as a tool for fabrication, but there are lots of other amazing things you can do with this new tech.

Italian researchers appointed by the Archaeological Superintendance of Pompeii are trotting out a brave new way to study the past with a little help from futuristic tech- they're scanning the plaster cast remains of 86 individuals and creating 3D renderings to study the bones and impressions the Pompeii victims left behind.

The scans are so detailed that both teeth and facial features can be studied closely, revealing what the citizens of Pompeii ate and that they had flourine in their water supply just from studying the teeth alone.

Read more about what CT scans will reveal about the victims of Pompeii here


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A normal adult mouth has 32 teeth, not counting wisdom teeth. Not everybody gets those. I imagine that extra white spot at the back could be a wisdom tooth.
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