Showing posts from April, 2018

[Publication] Our paper for Archaeoparasitology is published in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology-.

Our paper »Archaeoparasitology« (together with Reinhard, K., Slepchenko, S.) is published in "Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology" Parasites are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world today. Parasites are organisms that live in or on other organisms called hosts, obtaining sustenance and shelter from their hosts to carry out reproduction in host tissues and structures. Taxonomic diversity characterizes parasites, and they include a wide range of organisms ranging from single-celled protozoa to arthropods such as fleas. There are two general types of parasites: ectoparasites such as lice and endoparasites such as intestinal worms. The maladies provoked by parasites include malaria, elephantiasis, kala-azar, sleeping sickness, river blindness, dysentery, crabs, and guinea worm disease. These diseases, some commonplace and some exotic, were and are significant threats, especially for peoples whose social complexity did not include effective sanitation, hygiene

[Presentation] Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology in 2018

Session Type: Symposium Session Topic: Southeast and South Asian Archaeology Presentation Time: 4/12/2018 11:00 AM Abstract for 83rd Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology - Washington, DC April 11–April 15, 2018 Harappan Necropolis of Rakhigarhi, India: Archaeology and Bioanthropology Yong Jun Kim 1, Nilesh Jadhav 2, Eun Jin Woo 3, Dong Hoon Shin 1 and Vasant Shinde 2 1. Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea 2. Dept of Archaeology, Deccan College PGRI, Pune, India 3. Dept of Oral Biology, Yonsei Univ, Seoul, South Korea The number of Harappan cemeteries so far systematically surveyed is far less than that of contemporary settlements. Necropolis site at Rakhigarhi (India) was reported earlier but in small scale investigation. Our investigation for the last three seasons (2013 to 2016) was thus  designed for improving this lacuna. We first classified each burial and analyzed statistically. The Harappan people practice

Invited Speech: Fossils and Ancient Genomics Symposium in China

I was invited to " Fossils and Ancient Genomics Symposium " hosted by China National GenBank as an invited speaker-. The conference will be held on Tuesday, 17 April, 2018, in China National Genebank, Shenzhen, China. Scientific topics include • New methods for ancient DNA processing • Archaeological discoveries • Ancient genomic analysis on non-human species • Origins, migration and introgression of humans Abstract Title : My experiences of scientific studies on archaeological specimens in South Korea Abstract: The experts from various research fields made an interdisciplinary collaboration on the biological specimens obtained from archaeological sites in South Korea. To catch vivid aspects of the ancient people’s heath and disease status, archaeologists, historians and bioanthropologists in this country continued to collaborate each other, which was proven very benefit in that the data obtained from the collaboration is otherwise unobtainable by conventio

Workshop: 2018 Annual North American Meeting of Paleopathology Association

45th Annual North American Meeting of Paleopathology Association Austin (Texas), 9-11 April, 2018  Full Scientific Program is available here   WORKSHOP II Parasitology in Paleopathology: New perspectives using large data bases. Organized by Dong H. SHIN, Morgana CAMACHO, Johnica MORROW, Karl REINHARD The goal of this workshop is the demonstration of insights that can be gained from analysis of large data sets.  These data sets, ranging from 100 to 1,000 samples, can provide epidemiological insights into transmission and pathology caused by parasites.  Large data sets also provide insights into zoonotic transmission.  Most importantly, focused studies can also connect parasitological infections with bone pathology. The core presentations are listed below:   TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 8:30am-11:30am Workshop II. Texas 3 Parasitology in Paleopathology: New perspectives using large data bases. Hosted by Dong H. SHIN , Morgana CAMACHO, Johnica MORROW,