Stone age medicine more advanced than thought
By T.K. Randall
January 26, 2010 · 3 comments
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A 7000-year-old skeleton of a man who had undergone an amputation has shed new light on stone age medicine.
The find was made at Buthiers-Boulancourt, 40 miles south of Paris. Examination of the skeleton revealed that a stone age surgeon would have used a sharpened flint stone to remove the man's arm in sterile conditions.
Stone Age medicine was far more advanced than previously thought, scientists discovered, after unearthing the 7,000-year-old skeleton of a man with an amputated arm.
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