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The archaeology of disease

Author: Charlotte A Roberts; Keith Manchester
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book summarises the current state of archaeological knowledge about human disease and injury in the distant past. It throws fresh light on the health of our ancestors and on the conditions in which they lived.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte A Roberts; Keith Manchester
ISBN: 075092683X 9780750926836
OCLC Number: 60512973
Notes: Previous edition: 1995.
Description: x, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The study of palaeopathology --
Back to basics --
Congenital disease --
Dental disease --
Trauma --
Joint disease --
Infectious disease --
Metabolic and endocrine disease --
Neoplastic disease.
Responsibility: Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester.

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'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. This  Read more...

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