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 vertebral degenerative disease in a Pre-Columbian Muisca series from Colombia.
Paleoepidemiology of developmental dysplasia of the hip and the swaddling dilemma amongthe indigenous populations of North America," American Journal of Human Biology, vol.
Paleoepidemiology of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Panama Viejo: A Preliminary Study.
Chew, "Porotic Hyperostosis and Paleoepidemiology: A Forensic Perspective on Anemia among the Ancient Maya," American Anthropologist 100, no.
Paleoepidemiology; the epidemiology of human remains.
Mensforth, Robert 1991 "Paleoepidemiology of Porotic Hyperostosis in the Libben and BT-5 Skeletal Populations", en Kirtlandia, Vol.
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. - Paleopathology Association 30th annual meeting (North America) April 22 and 23, 2003, Tempe, Arizona, abstracts.
Paradox and promise: Research on the role of recent advances in paleodemography and paleoepidemiology to the study of "health" in Precolumbian societies.