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    • Who treated the sick?
      • Most illnesses were treated by mothers and other women.
        • Herbs and honey were simple and effective ways of curing simple illnesses
    • What did they think caused disease?
      • The Gods and Evils spirits!
        • Trepanning was preformed in extreme cases to release an evil spirtis from the patients body!
          • Very rarely the patients would survive - we know this because The perimeter of the hole in the skull is rounded off by ingrowth of new bony tissue, indicating that the patient survived the operation.
        • Medicine man!  - tried to cure more difficult illnesses the women could not cure
          • Used charms, and prays to the gods to heal the sick
            • The Gods and Evils spirits!
              • Trepanning was preformed in extreme cases to release an evil spirtis from the patients body!
                • Very rarely the patients would survive - we know this because The perimeter of the hole in the skull is rounded off by ingrowth of new bony tissue, indicating that the patient survived the operation.
              • Medicine man!  - tried to cure more difficult illnesses the women could not cure
                • Used charms, and prays to the gods to heal the sick
                  • Who treated the sick?
                    • Most illnesses were treated by mothers and other women.
                      • Herbs and honey were simple and effective ways of curing simple illnesses

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