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Archaeology of Disease

Archaeology of Disease - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0801473883

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ISBN10: 0801473888
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Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 2007
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Archaeology of Disease - 3RD 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801473883

Charlotte Roberts

ISBN13: 978-0801473883
ISBN10: 0801473888
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Published: 2007
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

1 The study of palaeopathology
2 Back to basics
3 Congenital disease
4 Dental disease
5 Trauma
6 Joint disease
7 Infectious disease
8 Metabolic and endocrine disease
9 Neoplastic disease
10 Conclusions : the next ten years

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