Scientific Committee Member of PAMinSA 2019

I am invited to Scientific Committee of upcoming VII Paleopathology Association meeting in South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil). The organizing committee also invited me to the meeting as special guestI also organize and chair the symposium: About Paleoparasites: perspectives on research richness, along with Dr. Alnea Iniguez

PAMinSA VIII in Sao Paulo HP (upcoming)

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PAMinSA VII in Argentina HP (Previous meeting)

In the meeting, I am also joining the following session(s):

Symposium Title: Food and medicines and their Influence on ancient pathology Coordinators: Celia Boyadjean and Karl Reinhard


Karl Reinhard, Sheila Dorsey Vinton, Isabel Teixeira-Santos. Title: Role of diet in defining vitamin C deficiency in the Lluta Valley of Chile

Célia Boyadjian, Sabine Eggers, Rita Scheel-Ybert. Title: Dietary diversity revealed in dental calculus from sambaqui Jabuticabeira-II.

Marina Amaral. Title: Lessons from forensic science: distribution of inhaled and dietary pollen within homicide victim.

Isabel Teixeira-Santos. Title: Evidence of medicinal plants from Furna do Estrago prehistoric site, Pernambuco State, Brazil.

Dong Hoon Shin, Min Seo, Sergey Slepchenko. Title:  Archaeoparasitological, historical, and ethnographic data reveal different parasite infection patterns related to diet in ancient Asian societies. 
Archaeoparasitological, historical, and ethnographic researches to reveal the different parasite infection patterns according to dietary patterns in ancient societies of Asian continent

Dong Hoon Shin,1,2 Min Seo,3 Sergey Slepchenko4

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 Parasitology, Dankook University, Cheonan, South Korea;
4Tyumen Scientific Centre of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

To show that the parasitism of mankind might have changed dramatically when the dietary patterns became different in history, we aim to compare the archaeoparasitological results from the ancient sites of the people with distinct life styles in Asian continent. We predicted what kind of difference in parasitism actually occurred in the historical Asian societies by archaeoparasitological reports so far. In brief, hunter-gatherer’s parasite infection pattern was obtained from the data of West Siberian native people in history. South Korean data are those of agriculturalists obtained from mummies of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910 CE). We also estimate the parasite infection of ancient people who ate freshwater fishes as staple food based on their reports from Southeast Asia. Throughout history, each society might have experienced remarkable shifts in parasite infection pattern in accordance with social changes. We showed the possible difference in archaeoparasitological pattern between hunter-gatherer, freshwater fishery-based, and agriculturalist’s society in history of Asia. Regardless of temporal or spatial differences, various parasite infection patterns might have occurred in different societies with distinct dietary habit in history.


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