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Do Humans have the same disease now as in the past.docx

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Tracy Prowse
Semester
Winter

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Do Humans have the same disease now as in the past? 29/01/2013 9:38:00 AM READINGS: CHAPTER 4 PAGE 178-185 Major Types of Evidence: Skeletal and Dental Pathology Mummies- soft tissue  can’t see everything through skeleton  soft tissue can see some other parasites (or symptoms) through the soft tissues  not everywhere has mummies Paleopathology- the study of disease and injury in the human skeleton (and sometimes mummies)  Specialisation in Physical Anthropology  Palaeontology is reconstructive  Establish presence of disease based on evidence from skeletal remains Some variables that affect the expression of disease  Ex: Spinal column of somebody with TB (respiratory infection), we can tell if
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