Ancient Man also Suffered Backache

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM Research News
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If you thought back-pain is a malady of the present times, you will be surprised to know that even ancient man suffered from backache.
 Ancient Man also Suffered Backache
Ancient Man also Suffered Backache

Archaeologists made this discovery after they unearthed bones from a pit in Spain.  The bones which belonged to a man who  lived about 500,000 years ago, had visible signs of wear and tear.

It is surprising that back-pain, which is a fallout of sedentary lifestyle, was also the lot of ancient man,  who were hunters and gatherers, and have thus lived an active life.

Cambridge's Dr Asier Gomez-Olivencia He said: "We are looking at the spine of a man who had several issues, which are associated with pain today.Someone with such a damaged spine would have been useless at hunting and would have needed to be cared."

Source: Medindia

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