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Learning objectives
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Learning objectives
· Which sources we can use to tell us about
prehistoric times.
· What health and medicine were like in
prehistoric times.
· How medical knowledge varied in different parts
of the world.
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How do we know?
How do we know about what life was like so long ago?
There were no written records available at this time, so
we have to rely on the findings of archaeologists.
Archaeologists have studied
skeletons from prehistoric times
(including ones found individually and
those found in large tombs) and well-
preserved bodies found in peat bogs.
Cave paintings can also give
evidence of what life was like.
What type of evidence do you think can be discovered
from the study of skeletons?
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Pickled evidence
The study of skeletons and preserved bodies can yield the
following evidence:
· what sorts of diseases prehistoric
people suffered from
· what condition their bones and teeth
were in
· whether physical work or warfare
caused death or deformity
· what they ate for their last meal
· how old they were when they died.
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Life in prehistoric times
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Health in prehistoric times
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