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Trépanations crâniennes des momies pré-colombiennes au Pérou : analyse anthropologique et évaluation expérimentale

Abstract : Introduction: Cranial trepanation is one of the oldest surgical technics performed in he world. From a Chachapoya mummy showing a cranial trepanation we will be attempting to uncover the reasons behind this act and how this surgical act was performed. Materials and Methods: An anthropological study of trepanation based on photos, segmentation of CT scans and resin prototype will allow us to set up an experimental anthropologic methodology in order to simulate trepanation on animal and human models. We used three technics of trepanation: manual, weights and bow. Conclusion: The cranial trepanation of the studied Chachapoya mummy seems to be the result of a combination of the manual technic and the bow technic which goals are purely ritual and not therapeutic.
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Maëva Hoarau. Trépanations crâniennes des momies pré-colombiennes au Pérou : analyse anthropologique et évaluation expérimentale. Chirurgie. 2017. ⟨dumas-01476319⟩

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