Viking mouths, Indian smiles

Tooth marks link Vikings, Indians [via Xefer]

A scientist who found deep grooves chiselled into the teeth of dozens of 1,000-year-old Viking skeletons unearthed in Sweden believes the strange custom might have been learned from aboriginal tribes during ancient Norse voyages to North America — a finding that would represent an unprecedented case of transatlantic, cross-cultural exchange during the age of Leif Ericsson.


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