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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

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 mummies of San Domenico Maggiore are unique in Italy not only for the antiquity and excellent state of preservation of the bodies," Gino Fornaciari, a paleopathologist at the University of Pisa and an author of the paper, said in an email,"but also for the fame of the personages, whose lives and causes of death are well known.
The proof is in the poop, paleopathologist Piers Mitchell of the University of Cambridge argues online January 8 in Parisitotogy.
Geographic and bombing moves destroyed valuable documentation of the mummy, hence a little was known about its origin, said Andreas Nerlich, a paleopathologist at Munich University and the co-author of the study.
Finally, with this study, we have solved an important mystery in the history of ancient Egypt," said Albert Zink, a paleopathologist at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy, which led the investigations.
Brier, respected as a paleopathologist and the host of The Learning Channel (TLC) series The Great Egyptians, believes it can.
For analysis and discussion of the results, a meeting of experts was held (geneticist, orthopedist, radiologist, neuro-surgeon, anthropologists, medicine historians, paleopathologist, microbiologist, odontologists, textile designer, entomologist, forensic technicians, artists, and photographer) to discuss the findings and reach conclusions.
Mann and Hunt assist the beginning skeletal paleopathologist in recognizing common conditions in dry-bone specimens, giving a brief history of paleopathology and a description of its methods, describing the fundamentals of bone formation and remodeling, and then examining diseases of individual bones through text, drawings and photographs, giving several new cases in this edition.
At least one of the mummies, the Tyrolean Iceman known as Otzi, had genetic variants that, in modern people, have been linked to heart disease, report researchers led by Albert Zink, a paleopathologist who directs the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Bolzano, Italy.
Arthur Aufderheide, North American paleopathologist, Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Director of the Paleobiology Laboratory of his University, has recently passed away.