Medieval woman's art career revealed by blue stains on teethJanuary 9, 2019 | In the Press
Brilliant blue flecks found on the teeth of a woman who died anonymously in Germany about 1,000 years ago have cast new light on the role of women and art in medieval Europe.
The discovery corroborates other findings that suggest female artisans in the Middle Ages were not as rare as previously thought.
The study was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
One of the authors, Ohio State University professor Alison Beach, says it's "kind of bombshell" for the field of medieval history.