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100,000-year-old remains found in China

Two 100,000-year-old limb bones have been unearthed at the Linjing Historial Site in central China. Li said the two fossils were discovered not far from each other. Both belong to a young person, maybe even the same person, Li said. There are several bite marks on the fossils. "We are not quite sure

A visual history of artificial limbs

The BBC has posted a collection of photographs which show the visual history of the artificial limb. "We're seeing the first glimpses of the development of prosthetic devices," says Dr Jacky Finch, who has analysed this Egyptian prosthetic toe. It dates to between 950-710BC and was found on a female mummy