Prerequisite: 12:363 or permission of Instructor.
This course will provide a survey of the study of disease in past populations and highlight the importance of the relationship between culture and disease transmission. The recognition of disease processes in human skeletal remains and the importance of differential diagnosis will be emphasized. The course will cover a range of pathological conditions in human skeletons such as: non-specific indicators of stress, syphilis, tuberculosis, leprosy, anemia, metabolic disease, arthritis, tumors and trauma. The role of theory and technology in paleopathology and problems associated with assessing disease and health in past populations will be discussed.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.