What was thinking about disabled people in the stone age?
At the Sungir Parking lot near the city of Vladimir, where the CRO-magnons lived in the late Paleolithic era, the remains of two boys with obvious signs of disability were found. Their analysis showed that disabled children were well-groomed, the tribesmen took care of them and treated with respect.
Anthropologists analyzed the remains found in one of the graves at Sungarski the Parking lot and found that in it were buried two boys 10 and 12 years. Their thighs were very short and severely deformed, that is, the children were disabled.
But despite the fact that two children with disabilities could not provide significant assistance to the tribesmen who lived through hunting and gathering, they were cared for, cared for and treated with respect. This is evidenced by the well-preserved enamel of the teeth-most likely, they were fed with wiped food, and the remains of the skeleton scientists found that in life they were physically active and well developed. At the same time, one of the children, according to scientists, was bedridden and could not move independently.
In the tomb where the remains were found of children with disabilities, their compatriots left rich gifts – about 10 thousand beads from mammoth tusks and teeth of the Fox 300, which, apparently, was decorated with their clothes, bracelets, charms and other jewelry, as well as several javelins copies. In the graves of adult hunters, who, in theory, had to bring the tribe much more benefit than disabled children, jewelry was much less.
"In fact, it is strange to have a man that looks like he was chained to a bed in a group of hunters and gatherers who were highly mobile," said one of the researchers.