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Human teeth carry secrets that tell the story of humanity through its fragile relationship with the sun

Anthropologist Megan Brickley and group of McMaster researchers, including graduate students and staff members, working with colleagues in Quebec and France have recently published findings on Ancient Vitamin D deficiency that is valuable for understanding a health condition that today affects more than 1 billion people worldwide.

May 25, 2017

The story of humanity’s vital – and fragile – relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease out answers to major questions of evolution and migration, using clues hidden just under the enamel. A group of McMaster researchers, working with colleagues in Quebec and France, reveals the potential of the method...

Read more about Megan Brickley's research on the Daily News, the Hamilton Spectator, Science Daily, Phys.org, Inverse, Cosmos, and the Science Times

The original work "Ancient Vitamin D Deficiency: Long-Term Trends" was published in Current Anthropology