Re: Ayn Rand Institute

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 20:26:39 -0500

That's right. It was indeed called trephining and was done on a
Neanderthal, but the same process was found on an individual in Peru many
years BCE. Wish I could remember more. Ruby

On Tue, 20 Feb 1996, Elaine Hills (UND) wrote:

> Ruby and All,
> If I remember my physical anthro terms, I believe this process may be
> trephination. From my readings it seems trephination was found in
> Neandertal, but I'd have to check my books for sure.
> Any comments?
> Elaine
> On Tue, 20 Feb 1996, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
> > Elaine: I seem to remember that in Peru thousands of years ago one
> > individual was found with a square cut in the back of his head, obviously
> > made by a human being, and indicating some kind of surgery in the skull,
> > but I can't remember the dates. I believe a physician gave me this
> > information. Have you heard anything like it? Ruby Rohrlich
> >