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Evidence of earliest known limb amputation discovered in Borneo – The Independent

Friday, 16 September, 2022

Evidence of earliest known limb amputation discovered in Borneo – The Independent

Evidence of the earliest known limb amputation has been uncovered in Borneo.

A human skeleton thought to be from around 31,000 years ago shows the left foot surgically amputated, but also reveals that the patient recovered.

Researchers said the discovery in Borneo shows human foraging groups in tropical Asia had sophisticated medical knowledge and skills, including on how to prevent infection.

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/evidence-borneo-france-asia-australia-b2161913.html

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