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Earliest Evidence Of Leg Amputation Found — 24,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

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  • The earliest evidence ever of surgical amputation has been discovered in an Indonesian cave.
  • Researchers found the buried 31,000-year-old body of a young person that shows evidence of leg amputation.
  • The find pushes back the origin of this complicated surgery by more than 24,000 years.

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