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Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains
Course Description and Goals: In this hands-on laboratory course, we will take an in-depth study of the human skeleton as a dynamic, living system. We will examine each bone, with a review of normalExpand
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Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Ancient Canids Suggest a European Origin of Domestic Dogs
Dog Domestication The precise details of the domestication and origins of domestic dogs are unclear. Thalmann et al. (p. 871; see the cover) analyzed complete mitochondrial genomes from present-dayExpand
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Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis
Modern strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the Americas are closely related to those from Europe, supporting the assumption that human tuberculosis was introduced post-contact. This notion,Expand
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The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis: A Global View on a Reemerging Disease
A study of tuberculosis, a persistent and important infectious disease, covering its aetiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis. It reveals that tuberculosis has repeatedly increased over time asExpand
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Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in a pre-Columbian Peruvian mummy.
The existence of tuberculosis in the pre-Columbian Americas is controversial because the morphology of the lesion is not specific, the organism is culturally nonviable in ancient tissues, andExpand
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A 9,000-year record of Chagas' disease
Tissue specimens from 283 principally spontaneously (naturally) desiccated human mummies from coastal and low valley sites in northern Chile and southern Peru were tested with a DNA probe directed atExpand
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Status and gender differences in diet at Mound 72, Cahokia, revealed by isotopic analysis of bone
Abstract Cahokia Mound 72 contains 272 human burials dating to the Lohmann and early Stirling phases (ca. 1050–1150 AD) of the Mississippian period. Substantial status- and gender-related differencesExpand
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Kings and commoners at Copan: Isotopic evidence for origins and movement in the Classic Maya period
Abstract Eight human interments were excavated in the 1990s beneath the Acropolis at the Classic Maya site of Copan in Honduras, which was the capital of a Maya kingdom from ca. AD 400 to 800. TheseExpand
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The Use of Strontium Isotope Analysis to Investigate Tiwanaku Migration and Mortuary Ritual in Bolivia and Peru
Strontium isotope analysis is applied in South America for the first time in order to investigate residential mobility and mortuary ritual from ad 500 to 1000. While Tiwanaku-style artefacts areExpand
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