Trepanation

Via Clusterflock, Yahoo News reports:

Archaeologists have unearthed the skull of a young woman in northern Greece who is believed to have undergone head surgery in the third century, Greek news media reported Wednesday.

The procedure believed to have been carried out was a trepanation [click here], an ancient form of surgery to address head injuries or illnesses.

If you’ve never heard of it click on the wikipedia link to trepanation. It’s basically the predecessor to the lobotomy.

 

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Additional Press:

Neurophilosophy (picture of dig)

Archeological Institute of America

 

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