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Ancient Man also Suffered Backache

by Savitha C Muppala on February 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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 Ancient Man also Suffered Backache

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.

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.

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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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