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Prehistoric Human Brain Found Pickled in Bog : Discovery News

 

 

A human skull dated to about 2,684 years ago with an “exceptionally preserved” human brain still inside of it was recently discovered in a waterlogged U.K. pit, according to a new Journal of Archaeological Science study.

The brain is the oldest known intact human brain from Europe and Asia, according to the authors, who also believe it’s one of the best-preserved ancient brains in the world.

“The early Iron Age skull belonged to a man, probably in his thirties,” lead author Sonia O’Connor told Discovery News. “Cause of death is rarely possible to determine in archaeological remains, but in this case, damage to the neck vertebrae is consistent with a hanging.”

via Prehistoric Human Brain Found Pickled in Bog : Discovery News.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | archaeology, Britain, history, medicine | Leave a comment

Nazis fed speed to infantrymen and tested cocaine-like stimulant in concentration camps | Mail Online

 

 

Hitlers propaganda stressed the importance of keeping fit and abstaining from drink and tobacco to keep the Aryan race strong and pure.But in reality his soldiers were taking addictive and damaging chemicals to make them fight longer and more fiercely.A study of medicines used by the Third Reich exposes how Nazi doctors and officers issued recruits with pills to help them fight longer and without rest.The German armys drug of choice as it overran Poland, Holland, Belgium and France was Pervitin – pills made from methamphetamine, commonly known today as crystal meth.

via Nazis fed speed to infantrymen and tested cocaine-like stimulant in concentration camps | Mail Online.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Auschwitz, crime, history, mental, Nazi | Leave a comment