Helminth remains from prehistoric Indian coprolites on the Colorado Plateau.

  title={Helminth remains from prehistoric Indian coprolites on the Colorado Plateau.},
  author={Karl J. Reinhard and R H Hevly and G. A. Anderson},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={73 3},
Examination of coprolites excavated from archaeological sites in the Americas demonstrates excellent preservation of helminth eggs and, in some cases, larvae. To gain an understanding of helminth parasitism in prehistory on the Colorado Plateau of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, 319 coprolites from 5 archaeological sites were analyzed. Helminth eggs and larvae were recovered after the coprolites were rehydrated, screened, and sedimented. At a sixth site, soils excavated from 5 rooms used as… CONTINUE READING

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