Skeletal System Discussion Forum

Neandertal injuries include an upper right arm bone (bottom) sheared off just above the elbow (at right), perhaps because of an emergency amputation. An intact upper left arm bone (top) from the same individual, who lived as early as about 45,000 years in what’s now Iraq, appears for comparison. Photo Credit: Science News.
There are several examples that provide evidence of serious injury to individuals in the archeological record (such as the one pictured here.) Find an example to present and discuss. Explain what the injury is, and what support the individual would require in order to survive. What does this say about the growth of society and civilization?

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