Pre-Historic Medicine

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Ellie
  • Created on: 28-12-13 12:23
What does the Term 'Pre-Historic' mean?
A society with no writing
1 of 25
When did the pre-historic period start?
Its unclear however scientists & historians predict it started around 500,000 years ago.
2 of 25
Where were Pre-Historic People found?
All over the world
3 of 25
When did people leave the pre-historic period?
At different times. The egyptians left before the British as they adapted writing quicker.
4 of 25
What Evidence do we have that shows us how Pre-Historic people lived?
Bones & skeletons, Remains of Belongings, Drawings in Caves, Aborigines people
5 of 25
Name 5 Common features Pre-historic People shared
They were nomads, They were hunter gatherers, Lived in small groups without a political arrangement, They had simple technology such as spears and bows and arrows, They had no form of writing.
6 of 25
What did Pre-Historic people think caused illness?
Supernatural causes such as spirits were the cause of unseen problems such as vomiting however physical problems such as broken arms were the cause of accidents and the people themselves.
7 of 25
Name a Disease it is thought Pre-Historical people suffered from
Bone Cancer
8 of 25
How do we know Pre-historic people suffered from bone cancer?
Bones have been found with bone growths on that are similar to bone growths people suffer from today.
9 of 25
Why was the fact Pre-Historic people were nomads cause disease?
Because they didn't settle there were no farms and therefore people didn't have a good diet which caused malnutrition and often caused Anaemia
10 of 25
Name a type of surgery in Pre-Historic Times
Trephaning
11 of 25
What did trephining involve?
Cutting a hole in someones skull
12 of 25
Why did trephining take place?
It is thought it was carried out to let evil spirits out of the body
13 of 25
Who was it carried out on?
Men and Women but not children
14 of 25
What happened to the cut out bone?
Some historians think it was made into necklaces that people wore.
15 of 25
Where were the skulls found?
With the rest of the body in burials across the world
16 of 25
Why do Historians believe people lived for many years after trephining?
There was some bone growth found around the hole in the skull.
17 of 25
Is Trephining still used today?
Yes, but for a different purpose and with better equipment
18 of 25
What group of people do some Historians base Pre-Historic evidence on
Australian Aborigines
19 of 25
What did the Aboriginal People believe caused illness
Supernatural beings and Physical problems
20 of 25
Name an illness that was thought to be caused by supernatural beings
Vomiting
21 of 25
How did the Aboriginal people cure vomiting?
With gum and a pointing stick to capture the spirit that had left the body
22 of 25
How did the Aboriginal people fix a broken arm?
With a clay cast as it was a physical illness.
23 of 25
What similarities did the Aboriginal people share with the Pre-Historic People?
Gathered Food from hunting and gathering, Were Normads, Basic Weapons made of wood stone and bone, No written language
24 of 25
What hindered medicine in the Pre-Historic period?
A lack of technology so only basic tools were used. No written communication meaning ideas weren't written down. No scientific knowledge so people didn't know what cause illness.
25 of 25

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

When did the pre-historic period start?

Back

Its unclear however scientists & historians predict it started around 500,000 years ago.

Card 3

Front

Where were Pre-Historic People found?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

When did people leave the pre-historic period?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What Evidence do we have that shows us how Pre-Historic people lived?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all Medicine through time (OCR History A) resources »