Re: trepanation/trephination note

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 19:16:12 -0500

On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Mr. E wrote:

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

I know of nothing that provides evidence for trephanation in Neandertals
crania! Must be confused with some of the Shanidar materials which
suggest a possible amputation of an arm. Neandertals were too damn smart
to allow trephanation!
Ralph Holloway