Seven thousand seven hundred years ago, in a village near the coast of Peru, a small infant died. He was buried with a gourd in his hand; inside the gourd were tiny shells and cactus spines, indicating it was probably a baby rattle.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s Brain Research ClinicGeorgetown University School of MedicineUSA

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