Re: trepanation/trephination note

Mr. E (jackechs@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 18:51:57 -0500

I believe someone mentioned evidence of this practice in Neandertal
man/woman ... if true does anyone have any sources on this?

At 07:51 AM 02/21/96 -0700, N. Bannister - L. Maners wrote:
>I was surprised to see that my Oxford dictionary lists both spellings for
>this practice. Anyway, it has continued to be practiced at least in the
>fairly recent past. I remember a pathology text I was looking at had an
>illustration of a contemporary African male (this was about 1970), one
>photo with a hat on and the next with the hat off, showing that the top
>of his skull had been removed and the scalp sewn back over the hole.
> Lynn

thank you for your time and space ... respectfully submitted,

Anthony Dean Dauer

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