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.
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Charlotte Roberts is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham. She is a biological anthropologist whose focus is on paleopathology. Keith Manchester was formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford and a general medical practitioner in Bradford.Review:
"As close to perfection as a book can come. . . . The Archaeology of Disease is highly recommended to all who are interested in the history of diseases and their scientific investigation. The clear, precise, and elaborate description and interpretation of paleopathological observations the world over, from many different time periods, provide excellent insight into life and death hundreds to thousands of years ago."―Andreas G. Nerlich, JAMA, September 20, 2006
"Well structured, clearly written, and extremely accurate from both a historical and scientific point of view."―The Lancet (reviewing a previous edition)
"A concise, informative, and very readable introduction to the field of paleopathology."―Journal of the History of Medicine (reviewing a previous edition)
"Details how skeletal discoveries at archaeological sites reveal much about illnesses in earlier eras and how they were treated. Dead men do tell tales."―Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express.com, 25 January 2006
"This is a fabulous book. It is stocked full of useful data, is well organized, and devoid of most of the pseudoscience that plagues this area of study. It covers the entire field in a practical, no-nonsense style. If you are interested in ancient disease, then this is the "bible," the finest text to date."―Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists
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Descripción SUTTON PUBLISHING LTD, 1997. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 243pp. Softback, VG, owner name blacked out on inside front cover, tobacco odor, Second Edition, index, b&w photos, Includes: Study of palaepathology, Congenital disease, Dental disease, Trauma, Joint disease, Infectious disease, Metabolic and endodcrine disease, Neoplastic disease, Nº de ref. de la librería w150519235
Descripción Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud, 1997. Large Format Paperback. Estado de conservación: Almost As New. 2nd Edition. Light signs of use. Almost as new paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 048641
Descripción Sutton Publishing Limited, Stroud, Gloucestershire., 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Second edition. Second edition. Illustrated, large octavo, pp xii, 243, paperback, very slight signs of use, but overall a very good copy. [The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries that humans suffered from in antiquity. In order to give a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma the authors present the results of the latest scientific research and incorporate information gathered from documents, from other areas of archaeology and from art and ethnography. This comprehensive approach to the subject throws fresh light on the health of our ancestors and on the conditions in which they lived, and it gives us an intriguing insight into the ways in which they coped with the pain and discomfort of their existence.]. Nº de ref. de la librería 011989
Descripción Sutton Publications, Stroud, 1997. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. UK 1st edition softcover in very good conditio0n. No inscriptions, minor wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 002225
Descripción JARPYO EDITORES S.A., MADRID, 2000. Tapa dura. Estado de conservación: Como Nuevo. Sin Sobrecubierta. VVAA Ilustrador. Arqueologia de la Enfermedad, de tapa dura en muy buen estado, dimensiones de 25*18 cm con 285 pag. aprox. Ref. Libreria J 100 007. Nº de ref. de la librería J 100 007