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Stone Blade Surgery

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 28s

Dr. Adrien Hannus is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana College. Adrien is always looking for ways to show his students that the people of the past were more technologically advanced than we give them credit for. So, to demonstrate the sharpness of stone tools, he elected to have major surgery done with obsidian blades rather than steel scalpels.

Aired: 07/02/13

Rating: NR

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