What is meant by the term Prehistoric?
A time before history
A time before written records
A time when writing first started
Who made/makes discoveries of Prehistoric lifestyle?
Where do the people who discover information about the prehistoric people get their information from?
What were some of the Prehistoric Beliefs?
In spiritual Worlds, which where the reason for illness and cures
Evil spirits where the reason for illness
Trephinning helped headaches, and other head injuries
Gods were the reason for disease
People died because of their sins
To keep health they had to carry huge logs
Why would progress in Prehistoric Medicine have been slow?
Excavations of ancient burials and tombs tell us that their ideas on anatomy where not right in more than one way, so that hindered the production of Prehistoric medicine
Because there was no writing, so that obviously hindered any progress
Because people didn't use plants to try to cure disease at all, they only prayed to God, which obviously hindered medicine
People travelling mostly in the summer and not in the winter, so idea where only spread here and there and people tend to get more ill in the winter, so that would have made the progress in medicine slow because it meant that people couldn't really share ideas in the winter as well as they could in the summer.