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Disentangling the demographic consequences of subsistence stress and parasite epidemiology among the ancestral Alutiit of the Kodiak Archipelago (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT William Brown.

Ecological and biodemographic perspectives on human population history emphasize changes in health and disease as key drivers of macrodemographic change. However, the approaches that demographers and archaeologists have taken to modeling the epidemiologic and demographic sequelae of food insecurity on one hand and infectious disease on the other differ in several noteworthy respects: Models addressing subsistence sufficiency and stress have tended to accommodate frequent changes in food...


Investigating the Heart of a Community: Archaeological Excavations at the African Meeting House Boston, Massachuesetts (2007)

DOCUMENT Uploaded by: Christa Beranek

In 2005, an extensive archaeological investigation occurred at the African American Meeting House in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in anticipation of proposed renovations to the property for the 2006 bi-centennial celebration. Excavations were conducted by the University of Massachusetts Boston in collaboration with the Museum of African American History covering a 19 square meter area of potential impact. This area included the backlot of the historic Meeting House,...


Laboratory Techniques for the Detection of Human Parasites in Archaeological Samples. (2015)

DOCUMENT Jeremy Pye.

Parasites have had a significant impact on the course of human history. Activities of a variety of parasites throughout the world can lead to lethargy, dementia, malabsorption of nutrients, bowel obstruction, internal bleeding, blindness, physical disability and deformation, and many other symptoms of disease. Furthermore, parasites have caused the deaths of countless individuals, have resulted in the abandonment of settlements, and have even affected the outcome of wars. The effect that...


Parasites and Their Impact on Human Behavior and Society (2016)

DOCUMENT Jeremy Pye.

Parasites have had a significant impact on the course of human history. Parasites have caused the deaths of countless individuals, have resulted in the abandonment of settlements, and have even affected the outcome of wars. Parasitologists, biologists, and even medical anthropologists have conducted extensive research on how parasites affect the human body, including how they lead to malabsorption of nutrients, bowel obstruction, internal bleeding, blindness, physical disability and deformation,...


Parasites in Antelope Cave (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Adauto Araujo. Karl Reinhard.

Human and animal coprolites revealed an interesting group of parasites, some of which have never been found before in archaeological context. The Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, Dermacentor andersoni, were found in two human coprolites. These were probably crushed and ingested. Acanthocephalan eggs found in the human coprolites were consistent with Macracanthorhynchus ingens. This is the first well-documented infection among Ancestral Puebloans and suggests that people at Antelope Cave had different...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America