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paleopathology, palaeopathology

Medicine. the study of diseases from former times as found in fossils and mummified remains.
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Noun1.paleopathology - 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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This specimen is of Late Ordovician age, making it possibly the oldest example of this specific form of paleopathology as well as one of the oldest examples of swelling in a column rather than a calyx.
Identification and interpretation of joint disease in paleopathology and forensic anthropology.
The results were published in the International Journal of Paleopathology.
Originating in an 1982 Conference on Paleopathology and Socioeconomic Change at the Origins of Agriculture in Pittsburgh, New York, Paleopathology at the Origins of Agriculture is a widely cited resource on bio-archaeological literature.
The plague of Athens: epidemiology and paleopathology.
A Dedicated Journal for Collaborations and Cutting-Edge Research in Paleopathology - Human and Non-Human
You begin to see features that relate to paleopathology, diseases that may have been suffered by the individual, also mummification style and patterns -- how they may change through time," said Dr.
with males and females of all ages represented, the authors and contributors reconstruct the ancient population through discussions of paleodemography and paleopathology.
10) Other paleopathology studies of preserved human remains include those of Chinese and Alaskan Inuit ancestry, all of which showed evidence of atheromatous plaques and other indications of CVD.
SOME of the world's leading experts on paleopathology, who study ancient remains to help understand disease, will gather to share their latest research at Durham University next week.