Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dental fillings discovered in ancient skeleton

You might wince at the sight of your dentist holding an electric drill over your mouth. But, you can be thankful she's not using a stone tool instead.  That is what the most advanced dental care looked like thousands of years ago. By studying teeth at archaeological sites, scientists think that prehistoric humans came up with a variety of resourceful solutions to dental problems: people drilled out cavities, sealed crown fractures with beeswax, used toothpicks to relieve inflamed gums and extracted rotten teeth. Now, researchers report that they've discovered what is perhaps the oldest known example of tooth-filling at an ice age site in Italy.  Archaeologists unearthed the skeletal remains of a person who lived about 13,000 years ago at Riparo Fredian, near Lucca in northern Italy. The person's two front teeth (or upper central incisors) both had big holes in the surface that reach down to the tooth's pulp chamber.

The sidereal Capricorn Ingress chart drawn for Lucca, Italy can help explain the news. At Lucca the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles the horizon axis implying that it is significant for the place.

Jupiter’s () archetypal significance relates to expansion, exploration, optimism, elation, higher education, and the bigger picture, with a tendency to crown or bring out the best of whichever planetary archetype it touches. Uranus’s () archetypal significance relates to the revolutionary spirit of the scientific and innovative, the sudden and unexpected, or the rebellious and eccentric. Explored in depth in Richard Tarnas’ epic Cosmos and Psyche, the planetary alignment of Jupiter-Uranus consistently correlates with the achievement and sense of expansion (Jupiter) brought through new scientific/technological breakthroughs (Uranus).

Does the chart suggest in which area  the scientific/technological breakthrough could come? Indeed it does. On the MC is the star Sirius, alpha Canis Major  in the Greater Dog’s jaw!  Diana Rosenberg links this star to “dental problems” [1].

If we now progress the ingress chart to March 27 when the  study was first published online  in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the progressed meridian triggers the T-square while at the same time the Ascendant conjoins Saturn [22sa]. Here Saturn is conjunct the star Ras Alhague.
Alpha (α) Ophiuchus, Ras Alhague, is a sapphire star on the head of the Snake Charmer. Ophiuchus is identified with Aesculapius (Asklepios, Asclepius), an ancient physician who grew so skilled in the craft of healing that he was able to restore the dead to life.

So essentially the progressed chart has brought to life the skills of an ancient physician who could cure dental ailments.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1; p.398-401)

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