Queensland archaeologists uncover first recorded surgical amputation from 31,000 years ago | 7NEWS

Queensland archaeologists uncover first recorded surgical amputation from 31,000 years ago | 7news

7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Queensland archaeologists uncover first recorded surgical amputation from 31,000 years ago | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

Queensland archaeologists have made a staggering discovery that’s set to turn medical history as the world knows it, on its head.

7NEWS can exclusively reveal they’ve uncovered evidence of the first successful surgical amputation, performed 31,000 years ago on a child living in Borneo.

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