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Prehistoric medicine

  • Trephining
  • - hole board in the skull using a flint cutting tool.
  • -used to treat headaches and epilepsy, believed bad spirits were causing the headache and they needed to let them out.
  • - know people survived because ojn skulls you could see the bone had started to grow back.
  • Amulet/ charm
  • - a charm you would wear round your neck to keep bad spirits away.
  • -filled with fecies, old finger nails and other badly smelling things to keep the spirits away
  • medicine man
  • -dances around an ill person then hold up a quartz crystal to the sun which they believed captured the bad spirits who were causing the illness.
  • -worked because of the

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