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The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology

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A session of upcoming “The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology” Bangkok, Thailand (June 17-21, 2019).

S05 LIFE OF URBAN AND RURAL SOCIETIES IN ANCIENT SOUTHEAST ASIA

Conveners: Dong Hoon Shin and Yong Jun Kim

This session aims to bring together researchers from Asia to discuss diverse aspects of Early Asian societies; daily life, health, social institution, ritual landscape and complex relationship between urban and rural societies. The movement of people, goods and resources keep in close connections. It is said that everyone has clear idea on what cities are, but still far unclear how big it should be. Today in Switzerland, urban areas are more than 10,000 inhabitants, while in Iceland, populations of several hundred for urban. Thus this session will touch upon different views on what urban is in Early Asia. Almost all ancient cities had rural origin as gradual evolution process, and then vast non-urban landscape next to them. Comparative analysis o…

The 3rd Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum on May 23-24, 2019

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The 3rd Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum 2019
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Fill the form and please send it to cuteminjae@gmail.com by April 15, 2019. 

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Date: May 23-24, 2019

Venue: Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju Island, South Korea
Organizing Committee:
Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Myeung Ju Kim (Dankook University)
Yuryang Jang (MND Agency for KIA Recovery & Identification)
Eun Jin Woo (Sejong University)

Scientific Committee:
Soong Deok Lee (Seoul National University)
Sunyoung Pak (Seoul National University) Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing)
Shinji Harihara (The University of To…

Invited to Scientific Committee Member of European PPA 2020

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I am invited to Scientific Committee of upcoming 23rd European Paleopathology Association meeting (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Invited to Scientific Committee Member of PAMinSA 2019

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I am invited to Scientific Committee of upcoming VII Paleopathology Association meeting in South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

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PAMinSA VIII in Sao Paulo HP (upcoming)

PAMinSA VII in Argentina HP (Previous meeting)


[Presentation] The 3rd Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Paleopathology

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We participated in the 3rd Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Paleopathology at Doigahama Anthropology Museum, Japan.



DNA Sequences of 28S rRNA and COI regions obtained from ancient Metagonimus yokogawai eggs found in the coprolites of Joseon Dynasty mummies 

Jong Ha Hong1, Chang Seok Oh1,2, Myeung Ju Kim3, Min Seo4,*, Dong Hoon Shin1,2,*

1Laboratory of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 3Department of Anatomy, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea; 4Department of Parasitology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea; *Co-correspondences.

In this report, we present our research on Metagonimus yokogawai DNA sequences obtained from ancient parasite eggs remained in coprolite specimens of the 15th to 18th century Joseon mummies. We successfully ampli…