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Archaeology of Disease

Archaeology of Disease - 3rd edition

Archaeology of Disease - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780801442322

ISBN10: 080144232X

Archaeology of Disease by Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester - ISBN 9780801442322
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Archaeology of Disease by Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester - ISBN 9780801442322

ISBN13: 9780801442322

ISBN10: 080144232X

Edition: 3RD 05

Summary

The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries from which humans suffered in antiquity. Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester offer a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining the results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, other areas of archaeology, art, and ethnography. The book contains information on congenital, infectious, dental, joint, endocrine, and metabolic diseases. The authors provide a clinical context for specific ailments and accidents and consider the relevance of ancient demography, basic bone biology, funerary practices, and prehistoric medicine. This fully revised third edition has been updated to and encompasses rapidly developing research methods of in this fascinating field.

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