Thomy-Headed Worm Infection in North American Prehistoric Man

@article{Moore1969ThomyHeadedWI,
  title={Thomy-Headed Worm Infection in North American Prehistoric Man},
  author={John G. Moore and Gary F. Fry and Edwin Englert},
  journal={Science},
  year={1969},
  volume={163},
  pages={1324 - 1325}
}
Examination of ova and parasites from coprolites of probable human origin revealed eggs of the phylum Acanthocephala. Specimens were gathered from Danger Cave in Utah, an area heavily populatd with definitive rodent hosts for the Acanthocephala species Moniliformis clarki. It is postulated that prehistoric man developed Acanthocephala infection by ingesting the arthropod intermediate host, or that he was a victim of false parasitism by ingesting the whole rodent. 

Enterobius vermicularis: 10,000-Year-Old Human Infection

TLDR
Eggs of Enterobius vermicularis (human pinworm) were found in hum coprolites from Hopug and Danger Caves, western Utah, which represents the earliest known association between man and this exclusively human parasite.

Parasitism of Prehistoric Humans and Companion Animals from Antelope Cave, Mojave County, Northwest Arizona

TLDR
Analysis of coprolites from Antelope Cave revealed additional parasitological data fromCoprolites of both human and canid origin, and found an acanthocephalan in association with Enterobius vermicularis eggs in the same coprolite, which shows that theCoprolite was deposited by a human.

Human fluke infection in Glen Canyon at AD 1250.

TLDR
A fluke egg was identified in a probably human coprolite recovered from a Glen Canyon Utah site of prehistoric inhabitation, identifying another potential medical hazard in the life of man in prehistoric North America.

Helminth remains from prehistoric Indian coprolites on the Colorado Plateau.

TLDR
The study suggests that prehistoric hunter-gatherer peoples carried fewer helminth parasites than agriculturalists, and at 1 site, it appears that increasedHelminth parasitism preceded abandonment of the village.

Archaeoparasitology in North America.

  • K. Reinhard
  • Biology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1990
TLDR
It is clear that prehistoric peoples in the Americas were host to a variety of human parasites, some of which were not previously thought to be present before historic times.

Diet and Parasitism at Dust Devil Cave

Abstract Analysis of 100 desiccated feces of the Desha Complex (6800–4800 B.C.) from Dust Devil Cave near Navajo Mountain in southern Utah shows high proportions of Chenopodium seed and an absence of

Recovery of Parasite Remains From Coprolites and Latrines: Aspects of Paleoparasitological Technique

La conservation des helminthes. Concentration, identification, quantification des oeufs d'helminthes provenant de sols de latrines. Analyse des coprolithes. Les tendances de la paleo-parasitologie
...

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES

THE LIFE HISTORY AND LARVAL DEVELOPMENT OF MONILIFORMIS CLARKI (WARD, 1917).

TLDR
The life cycle of Moniliformis clarki is demonstrated and its larval development described, and its long life cycle in Periplaneta americana (American cockroach) is demonstrated.

Introduction to Parasitologv (Addison-Wesley

  • Reading, Mass.,
  • 1967