The Art and Archaeology of Trepanation in Ancient Peru
Author: John W. Verano
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
View: 1232Trepanation is the oldest surgical procedure known from antiquity, but its origins, evolution, and the reasons for doing it remain unclear. Holes in the Head examines trepanation in ancient Peru and explores its origins and spread throughout the Central Andes, focusing on techniques, success rates, and possible motivations for trepanning.