Skull man suffered bad toothache

From the BBC: Skull man suffered bad toothache.

A human skull found in woodland in Buckinghamshire belonged to an 18th Century man with severe toothache.

The skull was found on 7 January by a member of the public walking his dog in Wendover Woods near Aylesbury.

Forensic archaeologists took DNA samples from a tooth and dated the skull between 1757 and 1788.

It belonged to a man aged between 20 and 40 who would have suffered from toothache as there was bone deformation caused by an abscess. [continue]

Poor fellow.

Have you noticed that it’s always people walking their dogs who find these things? When I take our dog for a walk, I tell her Please don’t find any bodies.