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The Archaeology of Disease by [Roberts, Charlotte, Manchester, Keith]
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"As close to perfection as a book can come. . . . The Archaeology of Disease is highly recommended to all who are interested in the history of diseases and their scientific investigation. The clear, precise, and elaborate description and interpretation of paleopathological observations the world over, from many different time periods, provide excellent insight into life and death hundreds to thousands of years ago." Andreas G. Nerlich, JAMA, September 20, 2006"

"Well structured, clearly written, and extremely accurate from both a historical and scientific point of view." The Lancet (reviewing a previous edition)"

"A concise, informative, and very readable introduction to the field of paleopathology." Journal of the History of Medicine (reviewing a previous edition)"

"Details how skeletal discoveries at archaeological sites reveal much about illnesses in earlier eras and how they were treated. Dead men do tell tales." Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express.com, 25 January 2006"

"This is a fabulous book. It is stocked full of useful data, is well organized, and devoid of most of the pseudoscience that plagues this area of study. It covers the entire field in a practical, no-nonsense style. If you are interested in ancient disease, then this is the "bible," the finest text to date." Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists"

About the Author

Charlotte Roberts is lecturer in biological anthropology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. Keith Manchester was formerly visiting lecturer in the Department of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford and a general medical practitioner in Bradford.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14602 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (6 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BS02ZLI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
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This book should be regarded as THE introductory textbook for anyone who is interested in archaeology, palaeopathology or who just has a morbid fascination with the lifestyles and lives of our ancestors. Roberts will be familiar to anyone who has even scratched the surface of archaeology through programmes such as 'Meet the Ancestors' but Manchester has so far avoided publicity on such a large sacle. However, to anyone who cares, they are both as succcessful and important as each other and the excellent approach of this book proves it. It is advanced enough to satisfy the acdmic student and teacher of the subject yet 'layman' enough for those with ' a mere interest'.
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Thanks, such a good book and it was a super delivery service sorry for late reply, great condition and would recommend to anyone doing an osteoloy or paleopathology course
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Bought as a text book for a module on paleopathology for my final year and it seems like its going to fit the bill nicely. My girlfriend liked the look of it so much that she even bought her own copy.
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needed this for my masters and it was really interesting! a great insight into the diseases and relation to bones!
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Clear, concise, great diagrams and pictures, a great companion to studying osteology of paleopathology
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A brilliant study guide for anyone who needs to know about the effects of disease on teeth and bones. really useful.
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