THE GRAUBALLE MAN’S TOOTH WEAR
Examinations of the teeth and jaws were part of the latest interdisciplinary scientific investigations of Grauballe Man performed in 2001-2002. Twenty teeth were found with the bog body while 7 were lost post mortem in the bog or during the excavation in 1952. As observed in many archaeological dental investigations of ancient populations the Grauballe Man examinations revealed that the bog body had severe occlusal wear when he died at the age of about 30 years old. The dental wear was presumably caused by intake of abrasive food. Both macroscopic and histological examinations of the Grauballe Man dentition documented the formation of reparative secondary and tertiary dentine and cementum.