The Global History of Paleopathology

The Global History of Paleopathology : Pioneers and Prospects

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The Global History of Paleopathology is the first comprehensive global compendium on the history of paleopathology, an interdisciplinary scientific discipline that focuses on the study of ancient disease. Offering perspectives from regions that have traditionally had long histories of paleopathology, such as the United States and parts of Europe, this volume also presents important work by an international roster of scholars who are writing their own regional and cultural histories in the field. The book identifies major thinkers and figures who have contributed to paleopathology, as well as significant organizations and courses that have sponsored scientific research and communication, most notably the Paleopathology Association. The volume concludes with an eye towards the future of the discipline, discussing methods and research at the leading edge of paleopathology, particularly those that employ the analysis of ancient DNA and isotopes.
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  • Hardback | 816 pages
  • 182.88 x 256.54 x 40.64mm | 1,587.57g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 36 halftones, 3 line art
  • 0195389808
  • 9780195389807
  • 2,094,318

About Jane Buikstra

Jane Buikstra is Regents' Professor of Bioarchaeology and Director of the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University.

Charlotte Roberts is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham. She is the President-Elect of the Paleopathology Association.
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Table of contents

Part I: Biographies ; Chapter 1 ; John Lawrence Angel (1915-1986) ; Jane E. Buikstra and Eleanna Prevedorou ; Chapter 2 ; Arthur C. Aufderheide (1922- ) ; Kenneth C. Nystrom and Larry Cartmell ; Chapter 3 ; Don Brothwell (1933-) ; Keith Dobney ; Chapter 4 ; T. Aidan Cockburn (1912 - 1981) and Eve Cockburn (1924 - 2003) ; Charlotte A. Roberts, Mary Lucas Powell, and Jane E. Buikstra ; Chapter 5 ; Jens Peter Hart Hansen (1936-1998) ; Niels Lynnerup ; Chapter 6 ; Joseph Jones (1833-1896) ; Mary Lucas Powell and Jane E. Buikstra ; Chapter 7 ; Keith Manchester (1938- ) ; Charlotte A. Roberts ; Chapter 8 ; Charles
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