palaeopathology

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Synonyms for palaeopathology

the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)

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Two other paleopathologists, Pia Bennike of the University of Copenhagen and George Armelagos of Emory University in Atlanta, are skeptical of the claim.
It provides an overview of the current state of research and potential applications in anthropology or any other field that employs a histological approach to study hard tissues (bones and teeth), detailing how skeletal material is studied by bioarchaeologists, paleopathologists, and paleontologists to shed light on biological processes.
The mummies were dissected by the paleopathologists and archaeologists at the Museo Arqueologico San Miguel of the Universidad de Tarapaca in Arica, Chile between the early 1970s to about 2004.
In some cases, paleopathologists are turning to modern medical techniques such as CAT scans and immunologic tests to diagnose ancient diseases.
While paleopathologists could previously only diagnose ancient infections, this new technique allows a direct identification of the infectious organism itself.
Armelagos, a paleopathologist at Emory University in Atlanta.