Excavated bronze age skull showing 4 healed trephinings, from Jericho, 2200-2000BC
Excavated bronze age skull showing four healed trepanning holes, from Jericho, Palestine, 2200-2000BC. Trepanning is the ancient practice of cutting holes in the skull, probably originally intended to release evil spirits or demons.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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Mandible: 72 mm x 130 mm x 110 mm,
Rest of skull: 173 mm x 139 mm x 202 mm,
- animal remains
- Wellcome Trust
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