4,000-year-old “scalpels” show ancient Peruvians practised medicine

LIMA — Can you believe people who lived thousands of years ago were already practising medicine? Researchers have uncovered 4,000-year-old slate-stone instruments similar to scalpels that are believed to have been used by ancient Peruvian healers to make surgical incisions on patients. The finding in central Peru reveals that the local Quechua-speaking Yachaq indigenous people … Read More