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The Global History of PaleopathologyPioneers and Prospects$
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Jane Buikstra and Charlotte Roberts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.001.0001

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Development of Paleopathology in the Nile Valley

Development of Paleopathology in the Nile Valley

(p.209) 32 Development of Paleopathology in the Nile Valley
The Global History of Paleopathology

Brenda J. Baker

Margaret A. Judd

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the individuals who studied aspects of health status or disease among ancient Egyptians and Nubians. It emphasizes the key developments in the formative years of Nile Valley paleopathology up to the UNESCO High Dam campaign initiated in 1960. Mummies figured prominently in the unraveling of this history.

Keywords:   ancient Egyptians, Nubians, disease, Egyptian paleopathology, mummies

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