Health conditions before Columbus: paleopathology of native North Americans.

  title={Health conditions before Columbus: paleopathology of native North Americans.},
  author={D. L. Martin and A. Goodman},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={176 1},
  • D. L. Martin, A. Goodman
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Western journal of medicine
  • Information about the health status of the earliest inhabitants of North America provides a chronology of health problems that spans more than a thousand years. Studies of disease in ancient times add an important dimension to our understanding of the life struggles of a largely unknown past. In this article, we provide a brief overview of health conditions and quality of life in North America before contact and colonization. Data on health in ancient societies are inferred from the analysis… CONTINUE READING
    27 Citations
    Finding Archaeological Relevance during a Pandemic and What Comes After
    • PDF
    Revisiting Hohokam Paleodemography
    • 10
    New evidence suggesting a dissociated etiology for cribra orbitalia and porotic hyperostosis.
    • 34
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Early Human Migrations (ca. 13,000 Years Ago) or Postcontact Europeans for the Earliest Spread of Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis to the Americas
    • S. Mark
    • Geography, Medicine
    • Interdisciplinary perspectives on infectious diseases
    • 2017
    • PDF


    Virgin soil epidemics as a factor in the aboriginal depopulation in America.
    • A. W. Crosby
    • Sociology, Medicine
    • The William and Mary quarterly
    • 1976
    • 162
    • PDF
    Porotic hyperostosis: new evidence to support the anemia theory.
    • 135
    Health and disease in unacculturated Amerindian populations.
    • J. Neel
    • Geography, Medicine
    • Ciba Foundation symposium
    • 1977
    • 35