Who will be the first ancient alien drone to claim that this report of a dental filling from 6,500 years ago speaks of alien influence? I wonder. Maybe the History Channel can start a new spin-off series. Giorgio! Giorgio! Wherefore art thou, Giorgio?

More to the point. This is yet another illustration of how we underestimate ancient people.

And for the conspiratorially-minded . . . this tooth is an “out of place artifact” that got attention from the mainstream (it’s hardly alone). Better read about is soon before the goons from the Smithsonian “anomalous artifact retrieval squad” move in to scoop this up so they can store it right next to all those North American giant skeletons they snatched up in the late 19th century.