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The Archaeology of Disease

By Charlotte Roberts, Keith Manchester

9780752457505

ISBN: 9780752457505

Published: 06-07-2010


The Archaeology of Disease

By Charlotte Roberts, Keith Manchester

ISBN: 9780752457505

Published: 06-07-2010

About This Book

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.

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