History of ancient surgery rewritten in Borneo

Scientists working in Borneo have discovered a skeleton which has rewritten the history of ancient medicine. The skeleton, which dates back 31,000 years, shows signs of successful amputation surgery.

Prior to this, evidence of the earliest known amputation had been found on a 7,000-year-old skeleton in France which had led scientists to believe that amputations had only started taking place in settled agricultural societies.

Scientists said last week that the latest discovery suggest Stone Age hunter-gatherers in Indonesia had a sophisticated medical knowledge of anatomy and wound treatment.

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