- Created by: kurt bates
- Created on: 15-10-15 15:25
Causes and cures of disease. Hunter gatherers
The Hunter gatherers thought that evil spirits caused disease.
To cure disease they wore amulets to keep away spirits.
They also put a hole in the patient's head to release evil spirits from the body ( trephanning ).
Causes and cures of disease . Farmers
The farmers thought that natural things caused disease.
If you had a sore throat, one of the female farmers would mix honey and herbs for you to drink.
They focused on natural cures.
Problems and issues
The hunters travelled a lot, so they were never in risk of being infected by polluted water etc.
The farmers settled into areas and were therefore reluctant to catching a disease.