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Workshop on parasite recovery from archaeological remains in 2020 Society for American Archaeology

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We previously organized "Parasitology in Paleopathology: New perspectives using large data bases" workshop (Hosted by Dong H. SHIN, Morgana CAMACHO, Johnica MORROW, Karl REINHARD) in 45th Annual North American Meeting of Paleopathology Association (Hyatt Regency Hotel Austin (Texas); 9-11 April, 2018).


I and Dr. Karl Reinhard (U Nebraska) will organize the Workshop for Society for American Archaeology 85th Annual Meeting (Austin, TX, U.S. | April 22 - 26, 2020) again, at this time, on parasite recovery from archaeological remains.

See you at the meeting!!!


Invited to Scientific Committee of European PPA 2020

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









New Paper Accepted: ANCIENT ECHINOSTOME EGGS WERE DISCOVERED IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL STRATA SPECIMENS FROM A BAEKJE CAPITAL RUINS OF SOUTH KOREA

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Our paper, "ANCIENT ECHINOSTOME EGGS WERE DISCOVERED IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL STRATA SPECIMENS FROM A BAEKJE CAPITAL RUINS OF SOUTH KOREA" is accepted in Journal of Parasitology.


Echinostomiasis is prevalent in southeastern as well as northeastern Asian countries. This endemicity notwithstanding, no echinostome egg has as yet been reported by paleoparasitological studies conducted in Asian countries. Recently we analyzed geological-strata specimens retrieved from the ancient capital city of the Baekje Kingdom to uncover clues to the possible prevalence of echinostomatiasis among contemporaneous populations of Korea. By means of archaeoparasitological technique, we found ancient Isthmiophora hortensis eggs in the specimens, thus revealing for the first time that ancient Korean people experienced isthmiophoriasis. Our report can be considered to have effectively broadened the spatial and temporal scope of research on echinostomiasis in human history.

Invited to Workshop "21st Century Bioarchaeology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward"

I am invited to the workshop "21st Century Bioarchaeology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward" of Arizona State University, supported by National Science Foundation, US (Mar 6-8,2020).