virus: Holes in the head

Wade T.Smith (
Thu, 14 Aug 97 07:59:25 -0400

> One grave held the remains of a 50-year-old man who
>had two holes in his skull. Both holes were
>remarkably free of surrounding cracks and were
>clearly the result of surgery, not violence.


Well, one skull does not a surgical theatre make. And without a little
more evidence, and a few more opinions, let's hold off on this awhile.
(This is the skeptic speaking, after all.)

Secondly, I think that I have seen reports of this before, and that, yes,
the wounds from a sabertooth tiger attack were the culprits.

Not that trepaning could not have been practiced. Once the tool is made,
amazing things are done with it. There is even a group today who practice
trepanation and declare it a good thing. A special drill bit and a
variable speed drill are all that is required....

Ancient 'doctors' removed and mutilated quite a few things in the course
of their actions.

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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