paleoepidemiology

paleoepidemiology

(pāl-ē-ō'ep-i-dēm-ē-ol'ō-jē),
Use of epidemiologic methods to infer how certain diseases might have been distributed in ancient times; how, why and where they originated;, and, armed with this information, to predict possible futures of communicable and other diseases, possible trends in the emergence of new diseases, and reemergence of old ones. Evidence come from contemporary accounts and from, archaeologic studies (for example, evidence derived from bones, teeth, stomach contents).
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Paleoepidemiology, healing, and possible treatment of trauma in the medieval cemetery population of St.
Paleoepidemiology of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Panama Viejo: A Preliminary Study.
Baker and Lisa Kealhofer, which ventures into skeletal biology, paleoepidemiology, and related environmental areas.
Dental disease from prehistory to the post- medieval period in Britain: Frequency and paleoepidemiology.
Paradox and promise: Research on the role of recent advances in paleodemography and paleoepidemiology to the study of "health" in Precolumbian societies.
PALEOEPIDEMIOLOGY OF INTESTINAL PARASITES AND LICE IN PRE-COLUMBIAN SOUTH AMERICA *
Our finding that half of ancient infant deaths in the studied area were caused by pneumonia makes a significant contribution to our efforts to establish the paleoepidemiology of fatal conditions in this geographic region (Aufderheide et al.
Preliminary thoughts on paleoepidemiology of violence in coastal ceramic groups: (I) Praia da Tapera Site - SC.