Moche bling

Today was an interesting day in the lab. We found an individual who had silver decorations implanted in his canine teeth. As far as I know, this is the first such case found in the Moche valley.

This is the right canine with the drilled hole for the implant visible.This is the right canine with the drilled hole for an implant visible.

This is the left canine with the hammer silver implant in place.

This the the left canine with the hammered silver circle still in place.

Author: celeste.gagnon

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