This book offers a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, from other areas of archaeology, and from art and ethnography. The authors provide a context of clinical knowledge about specific ailments and accidents by considering ancient demography, basic bone biology, funerary practise, and prehistoric medicine.
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CHARLOTTE ROBERTS is a Professor of Archaeology and director of the MSc Palaeopathology in the Department of Archaeology, at Durham University. She has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific papers, and books, including Introduction to forensic archaeology (1996), Burial archaeology: Current research, methods and developments (1989), The Past and Present of Leprosy (2002), Health and disease in Britain: From prehistory to the present day (2003), The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis: A global perspective on a reemerging disease (2003), and Human remains: A Handbook (2009). KEITH MANCHESTER is a General Practitioner in Bradford, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford where the human remains laboratory in the Biological Anthropology Research Centre is named after him. He has published over 50 papers on palaeopathology, co-edited The Past and Present of Leprosy (2002), and contributed significantly to debates about the recognition of, and antiquity of, leprosy and tuberculosis.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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