Antique Trepanated Human Skull
Upper portion of human skull with evidence of trepanning to right side. 5.5 x5.75 x 7"d.
Trepanning, also known trepanation, or making a burr hole, is a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull. In ancient times, holes were drilled into a person who was behaving in what was considered an abnormal way to let out what people believed were evil spirits. Evidence of trepanation has been found in prehistoric human remains from Neolithic times onward.
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