5 min

Podcast Episode 52 l A 31,000 Year Old Surgical Amputation 360 On History

    • Natural Sciences

In this episode we talk about a 31,000 Year Old Surgical Amputation discovered on human skeletal remains in Indonesia. The lower left leg of remains of a child seems to have been amputated.



According to a new study published in Nature "the remains were intentionally buried in Liang Tebo cave, which is located in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, in a limestone karst area that contains some of the world’s earliest dated rock art".



The remains were excavated in 2020 by a team of Indonesian and Australian researchers and archaeologists, who analysed that the amputation probably took place when the individual was a child and that he or she survived the operation and lived for another 6–9 years, before their remains were buried.



Source: Maloney, T.R., Dilkes-Hall, I.E., Vlok, M. et al. Surgical amputation of a limb 31,000 years ago in Borneo. Nature (2022)

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In this episode we talk about a 31,000 Year Old Surgical Amputation discovered on human skeletal remains in Indonesia. The lower left leg of remains of a child seems to have been amputated.



According to a new study published in Nature "the remains were intentionally buried in Liang Tebo cave, which is located in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, in a limestone karst area that contains some of the world’s earliest dated rock art".



The remains were excavated in 2020 by a team of Indonesian and Australian researchers and archaeologists, who analysed that the amputation probably took place when the individual was a child and that he or she survived the operation and lived for another 6–9 years, before their remains were buried.



Source: Maloney, T.R., Dilkes-Hall, I.E., Vlok, M. et al. Surgical amputation of a limb 31,000 years ago in Borneo. Nature (2022)

Please subscribe to the You Tube Channel for more on science, history and nature and please do check out the website and follow on social media: Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Reddit

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