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palaeopathology

(ˌpælɪəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) the study of diseases of ancient man and fossil animals
2. (Medicine) the study of diseases of ancient man and fossil animals
ˈpalaeoˌpathoˈlogical adj
ˌpalaeopaˈthologist n
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paleopathology, palaeopathology

Medicine. the study of diseases from former times as found in fossils and mummified remains.
See also: Past
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Noun1.palaeopathology - the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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The skeletal remains were studied from a paleodemographic and paleopathological point of view, using macroscopic methods.
However, more paleopathological, dietary, and genetic studies in this region are needed if we are to fully understand the biological variability of the Fuego-Patagonian groups.
On the history of gout: paleopathological evidence from the Medici family of Florence.
062 SIGNIFICANCE OF PALEOPATHOLOGICAL DEFORMATION OF A CRINOID COLUMN FROM THE UPPER ORDOVICIAN GRANT LAKE FORMATION.
Further paleopathological investigations can shed light on the evolution of cancers and associated factors such as changes in human populations, heredity and the environment.
One of the most common examples of echinoderm paleopathological skeletal modification is crinoid ossicles that are swollen or malformed by addition of secondary stereom.
Among the topics explored are: the nature and significance of child trauma in the past, contextualizing violence in Neolithic Britain, a bioarchaeological study of violence in the Roman world, regional and temporal variations in violence and warfare in the prehistoric San Francisco Bay area, reconstructing the execution and burial of 41 brigands in Mechelen during the Flemish Peasants' War in 1798, the paleopathological study of Napoleonic mass graves discovered in Russia, and patterns of peri-mortem trauma in skeletons recovered from mass graves from the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.
Washington, June 17 ( ANI ): Malnutrition and prolonged indoor life resulted in wealthy and powerful Italian Medici family's children suffering from rickets, a new paleopathological study has revealed.
The Medici Project: first anthropological and paleopathological results of the exploration of the Medici tombs in Florence.
There is also no knowledge of any study done on the mummy in the last 48 years, until 2004 when the Group on the History of Health in Boyaca (Grupo de Historia de la Salud en Boyaca, UPTC), and the Museum of History of Medicine (Museo de Historia de la Medicina) began the research project <<Bioanthropological and Paleopathological Characterization of the SO10-IX mummy from the Eliecer Silva Celis Archaeological Museum in Sogamoso>>.