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Tracking Ancient Diseases Using Plaque

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1. The main point of this lecture is

To explain the importance of dental calculus for understanding ancient diets and diseases

To explain the importance of dental calculus for understanding ancient diets and diseases

To explore the difference between human and animal DNA


2.According to the lecturer, which of the following is a problem with using skeletal remains to better understand

the history of human health?

Skeletons are found only in regions that once

had a lot of water

The soft tissue has decomposed, erasing much of the important information

Most skeletons are incomplete


3. According to the lecture, which of the following is NOT a problem with using mummies for constructing a

history of human health?

They are geographically limited

They do not span a long range of different times

All mummies are female


4.Dental calculus is also known as

Coprolites

Milligrams

Tartar


5.Dental calculus has allowed researchers to better understand all of the following EXCEPT

Bacteria from the respiratory system

Commensalism bacteria from the nasal passage

Bacteria that lives in the heart


6.What does the lecturer hope can be learned from the

history of human health and disease?

How pathogens evolve and why they continue to make us ill

The reason why humans have dental calculus

How the shape of teeth explains what humans decide to eat

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