The exhibits of the Museum of anthropology and Ethnography.
MOSCOW, 7 Nov — anthropologists from the University of Washington, USA, found that among the remains of people who lived in the Pleistocene, there were large numbers of those who have had abnormalities. The relevant information is published in a press release on the website Phys.org.
Many human remains of the Pleistocene epoch, which covers the period from 2.6 million years ago to 11.7 thousand years ago, demonstrate the unusual features of the development of the skeleton. In particular, the femur with an uncharacteristic curve found in many sites from China to the Czech Republic, the baby’s skull from a cave in Israel Qafzeh unusually swollen, and the right humerus men from Liguria (Italy) is curved in the normal left.
Researcher Erik Trinkaus compared the frequency of skeletal abnormalities in ancient communities, calculated on the basis of these findings, with the prevalence of the same pathologies among modern humans. He found that about two-thirds of the ancient anomalies of the skeleton meet is now less than one percent of people, about a dozen, and not noted in current medical practice.