Counting the dead: the epidemiology of skeletal populations

  title={Counting the dead: the epidemiology of skeletal populations},
  author={Keith S Manchester},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={507 - 507}
Palaeopathology in recent years has advanced from the mere identification and diagnosis of pathological lesions in human corporeal remains, although this is still basic in all studies. In the discipline today, diseases are not considered solely at individual level, but the aim is an understanding of diseases in archaic communities as a whole. Germane to this is a knowledge of the principles of epidemiology. It is noted however, that in practice few palaeopathologists have this and, until the… CONTINUE READING
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