Popular Writing: Craniofacial Reconstruction

We published our popular writing article about "The application of craniofacial reconstruction in archaeological science" in Quarterly Archaeology Magazine in South Korea. 

Notice: New Visiting Scholar to My Lab

Yongjun Kim, PhD.
After graduated from Korea University, he taught students in high school. He then studied at Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute for 9 years (2008-2017). Finally, he got his PhD degree this year from the same college about Buddhist Archaeology of India. He is currently back to Seoul.

He will collaborate with us as visiting scholar to my lab (Lab of Bioanthropology, Paleopatholgy and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea), joining in our research projects at India, Sri Lanka and Russia for next several years.

Good Luck!!!

Investigation at the excavation site of Indus Valley Civilization.

Author: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

For the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (2nd Edition), I become the author of a entry about mummies, along with my colleagues in Italy. The encyclopedia will be published in 2020.

Associate Editor: Asian Journal of Paleopathology

I join in the newly launching paleopathology journal "Asian Journal of Paleopathology" published by Japanese Association of Paleopathologists as an associate editor.

Collaboration: Dr. Shênia Novo

I am currently doing collaboration with Dr. Shênia Novo (Researcher in Public Health, Coordinator of Teaching of the Department of Biological Sciences / DCB, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation / Fiocruz
National School of Public Health Sérgio Arouca / ENSP, Paleoparasitology Laboratory Eduardo Marques - Department of Biological Sciences / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She is great paleoparasitologist!! I am very happy to work with her. Thanks.  

Poster Presentation: 25th Federation Meeting of Korean Basic Medical Scientists

Our paleoparasitological work will be presented in 25th Federation Meeting of Korean Basic Medical Scientists (Jun 30, 2017, Seoul)

Historical details about the meat consumption pattern and taeniases during Joseon period
Dong Hoon Shin, Jong-Yil Chai, Jong Ha Hong, Min Seo
Abstract Previous paleoparasitological study on Korean mummy specimens proved that the prevalence of Taenia spp. during the Joseon period was not much different from those of the early 20th century Korean population. However, when meat consumption patterns that must have been closely related to the taeniases was studied in the historical documents of Joseon period, we found that Joseon people did not eat much pork than we thought; but the consumption of meat was mainly concentrated in beef. The trend might have changed in Korea only around the 18th to 19th century when the pork started to have been enjoyed more than before. This fact is contrary to our preconception that beef consumption in the Joseon Dynasty was not c…

New Paper Is Out: About the Invasive Studies on Mummies

My new paper "the scientific and ethical background of the invasive studies on the Korean mummies of the Joseon dynasty" is published in Asian Journal of Paleopathology.

 In mummy studies of South Korea, the condition typically required by descendants and generally accepted by scientists is that mummies be immediately cremated upon completion of a relatively quick pathological investigation. Following the initial computed tomography (CT) scan, autopsies thus have been resorted in order to obtain as much information from Korean mummies as possible in the shortest time. In fact, judicious utilization of accumulated autopsyderived data improves the accuracy of radiological diagnosis, reducing the risk of CT-data misinterpretation. Tissue samples that could be invaluable to our future studies were also taken from mummified organs during autopsy. Although the preferential use of noninvasive techniques is also taken for granted in South Korea, invasive autopsy unavoidably takes p…

Guest Editor: Special Issue of Paleopathology

Anthropological Science is the official journal of Anthropological Society of Nippon. The journal is published quarterly in English. On April 2017, the special issue on paleopathology is out. And I join in the special issue work as co-organizer.

Please see my preface and article below;

>>Preface of Special Issue  by Fujita H and Shin DH.

>>Paleohealth based on dental pathology and cribra orbitalia from the ancient Egyptian settlement of Qau by HISASHI FUJITA, HIROTO ADACHI

>>The origin and early spread of the Black Death in Italy: first evidence of plague victims from 14th-century Liguria (northern Italy) by D. CESANA, O.J. BENEDICTOW, R. BIANUCCI

>>Paleopathology in the Piraino mummies as illustrated by X-rays by DARIO PIOMBINO-MASCALI, ALBERT R. ZINK, STEPHANIE PANZER

>>Estimation of parasite infection prevalence of Joseon people by paleoparasitological data updates from the ancient feces of pre-modern Korean mummies by MIN SEO, CHANG SEOK OH, JONG HA HONG…

Newly Accepted Paper: Journal of Parasitology

My paper, "A LIVER MASS CAUSED BY ECTOPIC PARAGONIMIASIS: PALEOPARASITOLOGICAL STUDY ON 17TH CENTURY KOREAN MUMMY" (Dong Hoon Shin, Yi-Suk Kim, Dong Soo Yoo, Myeung Ju Kim, Chang Seok Oh, Jong Ha Hong, Eunju Lee, Jong Yil Chai, Min Seo) is accepted by Journal of Parasitology.

Summer Research at Tyumen, Russia

On july 2017, my team will visit Tyumen (Russia), for collaborative study on the ancient human cranium and teeth. Along with Dr. Сергей Слепченко, we will do make a anthropometric study on the ancient bones of both countries (Russia and South Korea).

With Dr. Slepchenko

Excavation in Sri Lanka

Dear friends,

My team will join in the excavation at Rassagala site, Sri Lanka, in collabration with Dr. Shinde's team of Deccan College, India. The excavation is scheduled to be performed on Aug or Sep, 2017.

Rassagala from Google Map

New Paper Accepted in Anthropologischer Anzeiger-.

I am happy to say that new paper, "“Y chromosomal deletion pattern in Koreans inhabiting Jeju Island” by Ji Hyun Lee, Hong Xuan Jin, Sohee Cho, Han Na Kim, Hee Jin Seo, Kyoung-Jin Shin, Dong Hoon Shin, Soong Deok Lee, is accepted by Anthropologischer Anzeiger.