Ancient Tattoos linked to healing ritual

Bods at the Journal of Archaeological Science have recently reported that tattoos found on a Peruvian Mummy mimic the position of acupunture points.  The current theory being proposed is that the tattoos were used as part of a healing or strengthening ritual.  You can read the abstract of the full article here.

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