Archaeologists believe the man from a prehistoric stone axe-making culture lived some years after the intrusive trepanation procedure, where a hole was drilled in the skull to ward off evil spirits.
The well-preserved skull was recently found on a disused Stalinist shooting range in Moldova, in eastern Europe.
Such brain surgery was carried out in ancient times evidently in attempts to ease severe headaches or to cure a haematoma or following skull injuries.
It might have been used, too, with the aim of curing epilepsy.
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Original article by Jamie Micklethwaite July 10, 2019 at 05:58PM