Special Issue on Current Trends in Studies of Ancient Diseases


Special Issue: Current Trends in Studies of Ancient Diseases

Paleopathology has been an important part of anatomists’ researches, mainly focusing on the diseases affecting the human populations in history. By scientific studies carried out on the ancient samples, it can improve our understanding of the health and disease status of our ancestors. Nevertheless, it is also true that more academic experiences still have to accumulate for the accurate interpretation of bioanthropological results. More cases about ancient diseases must be reported from the skeletons or mummies discovered worldwide. Newly emerging techniques should be applied more actively to the related bioanthropological cases. And a review of the ethical aspects is also needed for successful research. It is thus the purpose of this special issue to consider the latest accomplishments of paleopathological and bioanthropological studies and its related novel techniques. As the accurate interpretation of the biomedical signs which remained on ancient specimens requires the reference data from modern counterparts, we also encourage the submissions relating to the concept.

The editorial of this special issue is available at:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6362502/

Lead Guest Editor

Dong H. Shin, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Guest Editors

Raffaella Bianucci, The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Robert D. Loynes, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Hisashi Fujita, Niigata College of Nursing, Niigata, Japan
Myeung Kim, Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

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