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Stone Age chewing gum holds clues to the life of a young girl who lived 5,700 years ago

Lola, a young girl who lived in Denmark 5,700 years ago, had blue eyes, dark skin and dark hair. Her last meal included hazelnuts and mallard duck but no milk -- she couldn't stomach dairy.

And the reason we know any of this is because she chewed on birch pitch, a material that functioned a bit like an ancient chewing gum. Click here to read the rest of this fascinating story.

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