A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum has been discovered by an archaeology student from the University of Derby.What more is there to say about that, really.
Sarah Pickin, 23, found the lump of birch bark tar while on a dig in western Finland.
Neolithic people used the material as an antiseptic to treat gum infections, as well as a glue for repairing pots.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Ancient chewing gum?
I noticed this article when I finished reading the story about Leona Helmsley. When you see a headline like this you just have to click on it: Student dig unearths ancient gum