A 31,000-year-old young adult skeleton discovered on the Indonesian island of Borneo may be the earliest known instance of human amputation, according to a recent study that was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.Information Guide Nigeria
The finding challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the origins of medicine, which holds that new health issues arose with the advent of farming and necessitated the development of new medical treatments.JAMB Result
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That theory is supported by the discovery of the oldest known amputation, a farmer’s skeleton from France that is 7,000 years old.
The Bornean specimen, on the other hand, lived in a civilization where people hunted and fished. The young adult’s left lower limb was surgically amputated, most likely when they were children, at least 31,000 years ago. The person underwent the operation and lived for an additional 6 to 9 years, according to the study’s abstract.
Researchers looked at the bones and discovered that the cut across the leg bones had healed. More crucially, they discovered that the typical skeletal markers of non-surgical amputation caused by an accident or animal were missing.
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