After the last ice-age modern man started to remove, file, dye and inlay teeth. The teeth had such a central role in the imagination that the habit of more or less ritual decoration by incurable manipulation of the teeth spread all over the world. The most skillful and artistic work was done by craftsmen of the Maya. Between 1500 and 1900 CE modern researchers classified the habits as primitive and barbarian but during the twentieth century some of them took the question serious. In the last decennium tooth jewellery is sold more and more often. In two articles the history of teeth decoration is outlined. In the first article the significance of the manipulations was emphasized. This second article will focus on the changing appreciation of the phenomenon.
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||1 november 2004|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 111 - editie 11 - november 2004 ; 452-455|