This article from “Bible History Daily” talks about medical and surgical procedures during ancient times. The beginning of the article talks about how ancient peoples were just as concerned with disease prevention as we are now. Gods played a major role in human health during that time period, and were linked to surgical procedures. Archaeologists have discovered that the remains left behind by the ancient peoples allude to the medical practices that were done. Certain skeletons that have been discovered during excavations show surgical procedures. The article then goes on to say that evidence of the most sophisticated ancient surgery can be found in skulls that show signs of trepanation. Trepanation is a procedure that we still use today that is preformed by drilling a hole into the skull to relieve intracranial pressure. Trepanated skulls from the ancient societies in Central/South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East date as far back as the Mesolithic period (about 12,000 years ago). Excavations have also shown evidence of sophisticated dental practices. Found in a mass grave at Horvat en Ziq in the northern Negev desert of Israel, a skull that dates back to about 200 B.C. was found to contain one of the earliest known dental fillings. Archaeologists discovered that a 2.5 millimeter bronze wire had been inserted into the tooth’s canal. Other skulls recovered from the catacombs in Rome were discovered to have gold fillings. Do you believe that ancient doctors and medical procedures influenced modern medicine and doctors?