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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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A History of Paleopathology in the American Southeast

A History of Paleopathology in the American Southeast

From Pox to Population

(p.266) 36 A History of Paleopathology in the American Southeast
The Global History of Paleopathology

Clark Spencer Larsen

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in the American Southeast. This history is characterized by three developmental periods: the description of and speculation on pathology, especially treponemal infection (presumed to be venereal syphilis), ca. 1870–1930; the large-scale excavation and study of remains recovered by federally funded work relief projects in the 1930s and 1940s; and the revival of study of ancient disease and the shift from description to problem- oriented research motivated by questions and hypotheses about health in past populations in the 1970s.

Keywords:   American paleopathology, history, treponemal infection, excavation, work relief projects, ancient disease

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