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Grad student in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, mediocre musician, and chronic procrastinator. Here, you'll find posts about books, the ancient world, Mesopotamia, history, art, photos, and other stuff that I happen to find and want to remember.

November 20, 2013 at 11:37am
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Depiction of trepanning being performed (Wellcome Library, London) from an article on the early modern history of the practice, which is the oldest known surgical procedure.
“This technique is one of the oldest surgical procedures having been used for thousands of years, even though it has never been proved to be effective.1 The oldest trepanned skull was discovered at a Neolithic burial site in France and is more than 7000 years old.” (Read more.)

Depiction of trepanning being performed (Wellcome Library, London) from an article on the early modern history of the practice, which is the oldest known surgical procedure.

This technique is one of the oldest surgical procedures having been used for thousands of years, even though it has never been proved to be effective.1┬áThe oldest trepanned skull was discovered at a Neolithic burial site in France and is more than 7000 years old.” (Read more.)

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