Hundreds upon hundreds of human teeth have been unearthed in Melbourne as work continues on the monumental Metro Tunnel Project, which is not terrifying nor ominous at all. 

Those orphaned chompers were scooped up at one of the project’s digs on Swanston Street in the CBD, which was the site of a dentist’s office at the turn of the 20th century.

The Age reports the majority of the teeth were found haphazardly scattered around the joint or inside a pipe, suggesting the good doctor J.J. Forster was prone to chucking away those enamel horrors as soon as they were plucked.

And plucked they were. The majority of the teeth are in tact, barring rot, suggesting the practitioner didn’t bother with fixing teeth so much as giving them a good ol’ tug.

In addition to the teeth, archaeologists reportedly expect to dig up as many one million interesting bits and pieces as digs continue at two sites on Swanston Street, and at multiple other spots around the city.

The dig has already uncovered a trove of knick-knacks, including a charming little whistle, some fancy earrings, dice, and a miniature haunted doll.

Oh, what’s that? You want to see the doll? Careful what you bloody wish for.

If you’re the kind of person who is dead keen to have a gander at all of the very obviously haunted and evil gear these units have dug up, you’re in luck: the project’s visitor centre, located across from Melbourne Town Hall, will display a collection from September 24.

Peep the details HERE, and don’t forget to floss.

Source: The Age
Image: Metro Tunnel Project / Nine News