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Paleopathology at the Origins of Agriculture
In 1982, the Conference on Paleopathology and Socioeconomic Change at the Origins of Agriculture was held in Plattsburgh, New York, to examine previously untested theories about how the adoption of…
Enamel hypoplasias as indicators of stress in three prehistoric populations from Illinois.
EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: The Third Epidemiologic Transition
An expanded framework of multiple epidemiologic transitions is used to review the issues of re/emerging infection and illustrate recurring sociohistorical and ecological themes in humanndisease relationships from the Paleolithic Age to the present day.
Biocultural perspectives on stress in prehistoric, historical, and contemporary population research
Stress, a concept addressing the consequences of disruptive events on individuals and populations, can be a useful integrative idea. The stress process has much in common with its sister concept of…
Insights into immigration and social class at Machu Picchu, Peru based on oxygen, strontium, and lead isotopic analysis
On the Origin of the Treponematoses: A Phylogenetic Approach
The results lend support to the Columbian theory of syphilis's origin while suggesting that the non-sexually transmitted subspecies arose earlier in the Old World.
Factors affecting the distribution of enamel hypoplasias within the human permanent dentition.
Differences in hypoplasia frequencies among teeth are not solely due to variation in time of crown development, as is usually reported, and there is evidence for biological gradients in susceptibility to ameloblastic disruption.
The Changing Disease-Scape in the Third Epidemiological Transition
The authors are in the throes of a third epidemiological transition, in which a resurgence of familiar infections is accompanied by an array of novel diseases, all of which have the potential to spread rapidly due to globalization.
The origin and antiquity of syphilis revisited: an appraisal of Old World pre-Columbian evidence for treponemal infection.
- K. Harper, M. Zuckerman, M. L. Harper, J. Kingston, G. Armelagos
- MedicineAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
It appears that solid evidence supporting an Old World origin for the disease remains absent, despite an increasing number of published reports of pre-Columbian treponemal infection.
The origins of agriculture: Population growth during a period of declining health
The increase in the Neolithic human population following the development of agriculture has been assumed to result from improvements in health and nutrition. Recent research demonstrates that this…