Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest mutilation surgery. They said that the body of a person 31 thousand years ago surgically mutilated. This skeleton found in Indonesia.
They claimed that the man’s left foot was surgically amputated. According to media sources, the skeleton found in an ancient cave in Borneo, Indonesia. The skeleton is believ to be that of a young adult. The surgery probably done on the left leg when the person was younger. The young man spent several years with an amputated leg. Experts say that such a complex surgery not possible if the medical system not improved. 31,000 years ago in ancient Indonesia, people received that medical service, this information has surpris historians. It claimed to be the first evidence of prehistoric surgery.
This skeleton shows how advanced the ancient people in medical systems. This new discovery has changed the way historians think about prehistoric times. The detailed description of this Indonesian skeleton given in the international journal ‘Nature’. It said there that, 10 thousand years ago, people becoming a of diseases in the agriculture-centered society. It is in this context that the medical system changes. It known that archaeologists found the skeleton found in the cave in the thick jungle of Borneo completely intact from head to toe. Only he didn’t have a left foot. The skeleton found in Liang Tebo Cave, Indonesia. There no sores or signs of infection on the cut leg.
If there, then it could be said that the leg bitten off by an animal like a crocodile.
But after looking at the skeleton, the researchers said that this mutilation done in a planned manner. But what instrument use in this surgery, how infection prevent, not known. It is believe that the leg cut with a sharp stone tool.
The infection prevented by using a plant with high Ayurvedic properties.
According to the report of ‘Nature’, this discovery proves that the medical system very advanced in the vast region of Asia during the prehistoric period. Ancient man skilled in surgery. Earlier, the earliest evidence of amputation surgery was in France. Seven thousand years ago, a farmer’s hand surgically amputated.