Hunter-gatherers cared for first known ancient invalid

 作者:杞攴     |      日期:2019-03-08 06:09:00
By Andy Coghlan HE WAS too old to hunt, a hunchback probably needing a cane for support, and suffered terrible lower back pain. This hunter-gatherer, a member of the species Homo heidelbergensis, was about 45 years old when he died 500,000 years ago, making him the most elderly ancient human ever found. He has been named “Elvis”, after his pelvis and lower backbone were uncovered in Atapuerca, northern Spain. “His spine was bent forward, so to keep an upright posture he possibly used a cane, just like elderly people today,