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Palaeopathology of Aboriginal Australians: Health and Disease across a Hunter-Gatherer Continent
     

Palaeopathology of Aboriginal Australians: Health and Disease across a Hunter-Gatherer Continent

by Stephen Webb
 
Using data collected from all parts of the continent, this book is a study of the health of Australia's original inhabitants over 50,000 years. It represents the first continental survey of its kind and is the first to quantify and describe important aspects of Australian hunter-gatherer health. Major categories of disease described are: stress, osteoarthritis,

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Using data collected from all parts of the continent, this book is a study of the health of Australia's original inhabitants over 50,000 years. It represents the first continental survey of its kind and is the first to quantify and describe important aspects of Australian hunter-gatherer health. Major categories of disease described are: stress, osteoarthritis, fractures, congenital deformations, neoplasms and non-specific and treponemal infections. The author also describes some surgical techniques used by Aboriginal people. A broad-ranging book offering fresh insight into the study of Australian prehistory and Aboriginal culture, the book also illuminates the origins and ecology of human disease.

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"Well written; extensive bibliography; excellent and highly instructive photographs and data tables. A worthwhile acquisition." N. Krusko, Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780521110495
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/07/2009
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.71(d)

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