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Symposium held in 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association

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I joined in organization and moderation (with Dr. Raffaella Bianucci, University of Warwick) of the 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association (PPA) that will be held in Zagreb from 28th August to 1st September 2018.

Please see below the details.

http://ppa2018.com/symposium/

Symposium 2: The ecology of climate change and infectious diseases: A gateway between past and present

14:30-17:30 Symposium, Grand Ballroom A

Moderators: Raffaella BIANUCCI, Dong Hoon SHIN

Long before the aetiological agents of several infectious pathogens were discovered in the 19th century, humans were aware that climatic factors affect epidemic diseases. Infectious agents- viruses, bacteria, protozoa and multicellular parasites- vary greatly in size, type and mode of transmission, their life cycles being climate-adapted. Therefore, changes in climatic conditions (i.e. temperature, precipitation, and sea level rise) and climate variability may affect human health via indirect pathways, particularly …

Seoul International Symposium of Paleoparasitology

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Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Korean Academy of Paleopathology and Osteoarchaeology (KAPO) proudly invite you to “International Symposium: Current Trends in Paleoparasitology.”
Paleoparasitological research has advanced beyond the earliest stages of development, entering into a new stage to obtain information about our ancestors’ parasitic infections all over the world, using a variety of recently developed research techniques. This symposium will be an important opportunity to review the research achievements of paleoparasitology so far and to discuss current trends and future prospects in paleoparasitology with experts and specialists in the field.


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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF PALEOPARASITOLOGY

[Hosted by]
Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Korean Academy of Paleopathology and Osteoarchaeology

[Venue] Gyoyukgwan #117/ Seoul…

Keynote Speech in ICOPA 2018-.

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I was invited to upcoming 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA 2018, August 19th -24th, 2018 in Daegu, Korea) as Keynote Speaker for the session, “A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (2)."

My Biography of Keynote Speech
Archaeoparasitology is a research to investigate the ancient people’s parasite infection patterns by examining coprolites or organic remains obtained from excavation sites. Even though many invaluable researches have been reported by the pioneers in archaeoparasitology, our understanding of ancient parasitism is still too insufficient and indefinite to completely interpret the data from socio-cultural perspectives in human history. Recently, my laboratory thus collaborated with historians to get more concrete information for much authentic interpretation of our archaeoparasitological outcomes. In this keynote speech, I will present specific contexts about a series of historical approaches to ancient parasitic infection…

Paleoparasitology Session in ICOPA 2018

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The session, "A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects" for ICOPA 2018 meeting (Aug 19-24, 2018)
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Our sessions will be held on Aug 21, 2018. At Daegu, South Korea-.
[3112] A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (1): Room 324B
10:00 ~ 10:30 Keynote Archaeology, parasitology and the prehistoric ecology of infection: Karl Reinhard (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA) 10:30 ~ 10:45 Presenter Multidisciplinary paleoparasitology in South America: Alena Iñiguez (FIOCRUZ, Brazil) 10:45 ~ 11:00 Presenter Ancient parasitism of hunter-gatherers and Agrarians: Sergey Slepchenko (Tyumen Scientific Centre of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia) 11:00 ~ 11:15 Presenter Diet and parasitism as causes of ancestral pueblo anemia: Morgana Camacho (Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil) 11:15 ~ 11:30 Presenter Zoonotic risk of human-dog association in…

[Publication] Assessing the physical and pathological traits of human skeletal remains from cemetery localities at the Rakhigarhi site of the Harappan Civilization

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My paper, "Assessing the physical and pathological traits of human skeletal remains from cemetery localities at the Rakhigarhi site of the Harappan Civilization" is published in Anthropological Science (126(2): 111-120).

The Rakhigarhi site is the location of the ruins of an ancient megacity of the Harappan civilization and had not previously been investigated thoroughly. We tried to examine the physical and pathological traits of human skeletons (n = 37) from the cemetery at the site. In our study, a cranial index was calculated from one male skull (dolichocranic; index value = 65.78). The mean statures estimated by long bone length were 175.8 cm (male) and 166.1 cm (female). The indices of femoral diaphyseal shape were 79.8 (males) and 90.31 (females) for the platymeric index; and 113.78 (males) and 112.74 (female) for the pilasteric index. The dental health of the subjects appeared to be good as the overall prevalence of oral pathologies (caries and antemortem tooth loss)…