Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Skull Trepanations

Skull with Trepanation are very common at Marcajirca, being possible to identify two types or techniques: Linear Cutting and Scraping. The trace of healing suggest that many of individual survive after this surgery. 
In Marcajirca trepanation were practice during long time ca AD 1040 - 1640.  It is present in individual with cranial modification around the site. Individuals with and without cranial modification from same cave (C7) ca AD 1260 show same type of trepanation (scraping).

Trepanation type Linear Cutting 

Trepanation Scraping type

Trepanation Linear Cutting

Trepanation Scraping type

Trepanation Scraping Type

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