Early Medieval burial of man with knife-prosthetics

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Early Medieval burial of man with knife-prosthetics

Postby Thearos » 15 Apr 2018 03:43

http://www.isita-org.com/jass/Contents/ ... arelli.pdf

--a C8th CE burial of a man whose right arm was cut off (or amputated after a severe fracture), and seems to have had a blade fitted to the stump. Alas, he constantly had to tighten the straps with his teeth, wearing these down to the pulp (and hence suffering deep dental infection and abscesses).
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