Blurt!Commonplace Book

“The fact that Tebo 1 apparently didn’t face serious infection suggests that whoever performed the amputation understood how to keep the wound, the surgical tools, and their hands clean and understood that they needed to do so (which puts 31,000-year-old hunter-gatherers ahead of European and American surgeons just a century ago).”

posted Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 8:00:00pm PDT