In Images: Ancient Skull Reveals Brain Damage

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Ancient skulls

Credit: COQUEUGNIOT et al, PLOS ONE, 2014
A 3D reconstruction of a Paleolithic skull has revealed one of the oldest cases of brain damage. The child, who died 100,000 years ago, suffered severe…Read More »

head trauma (the lesion is shown with arrows and in close-up in panel D). The child survived for several years after the brain-stunting blow.   Less «
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