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Jaws and Teeth

Jaws and Teeth

Our jaws and teeth also got smaller.

Early, plant-eating hominins had huge molars and mandibles for grinding fibrous vegetables.

As we shifted to meat, then started cooking food, jaws and teeth shrank.

Modern processed food, e.g. chicken nuggets, Big Macs, and cookie dough ice cream, needs even less chewing, so jaws will keep shrinking, and we’ll likely lose our wisdom teeth.

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This has been one of my most favourite long-reads yet! As an A-Level biology student, I really resonated with the explanations and was able to understand how different aspects, some surprising, can possibly tie in to our development as a whole. It is a big question that surprisingly isn't asked enough- instead of our lifestyles, how will we change in the future?

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