I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
Presenting the arse would certainly a be thoughtful gesture.The correct way to ask a wife to pass the honey is to do a waggle dance on the kitchen table incorporating a base 6 mathematical system to indicate the sun position relative to the jar using just your arse.
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/earliest-evidence-of-ear-surgery-dates-back-more-than-5-000-yearsGruesome Skull Discovery Contains The Earliest Evidence of Ear Surgery
An ancient skull uncovered at a 6,000-year-old megalithic monument in Spain still holds signs of what would have been a brutal ear surgery.
Archaeologists suspect the patient probably had a double-sided acute middle ear infection, which can cause earaches and fevers.
Without treatment, fluid can gather behind the eardrum, possibly causing a visible lump in the skull, hearing loss, or even life-threatening inflammation of the brain's outer membrane.
While now a common procedure, prior to the mid-19th century ear surgery was performed only in desperate attempts to save lives. Though some interpretations of ancient writings hint at surgical interventions as far back as the first century CE, solid evidence is hard to come by.
This gruesome skull discovery suggests similar procedures could have even been carried out thousands of years earlier. ...
However it happened, the surgery appears to have worked. The bones near both her ears show signs of deterioration, confirming an infection at some point, but they also show no signs of infection at the time of death. In fact, there was clear bone regeneration and remodeling, which is a common part of the healing process. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/ancient-leg-amputation-borneoOldest medical amputation on record was performed on a Stone Age child in Borneo 31,000 years ago
About 31,000 years ago, a skilled prehistoric surgeon cut off the lower leg of a child hunter-gatherer in Borneo. Now, archaeologists have concluded that this ancient surgery is the earliest medical amputation on record.
The skill of the Stone Age surgeon was admirable; the patient went on to live an additional six to nine years after the surgery, a radiocarbon dating performed by researchers of the individual's tooth enamel revealed ...
"It was a huge surprise that this ancient forager survived a very serious and life-threatening childhood operation, that the wound healed to form a stump and that they then lived for years in mountainous terrain with altered mobility," study co-author Melandri Vlok ... said in a statement. "[This suggests] a high degree of community care."
An international team of archaeologists discovered the youth's skeletal remains inside a limestone cave known as Liang Tebo on the Indonesian portion of Borneo during an archaeological excavation in 2020. The cave is remote, and accessible by boat only at certain times each year ...
The skeleton's lower leg, including the foot, were "removed through deliberate surgical amputation" and "tell-tale bony growths related to healing" suggest that the limb was surgically amputated, and not the result of an animal attack or some other tragic accident ... Archaeologists haven't determined why the child's leg had to be amputated. ...
Prior to this find, the earliest evidence of an amputation on a human involved a 7,000-year-old skeleton of an elderly male Stone Age farmer, whose left forearm had been surgically removed ...
Researchers did caution that it's too soon to tell if the Borneo operation was an isolated example of amputation or if surgeons performed similar, contemporary procedures on the island, elsewhere in Asia or even around the world. ...
"In light of the much younger age of these prior findings, the discovery of a 31,000-year-old amputee in Borneo clearly has major implications for our understanding of the history of medicine," study lead author Tim Maloney ... said in the statement.
Or, blind luck, that was the one person that made it or we have evidence of.