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Accepted: New Paper about Metagonimus Ancient DNA

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New book chapter about phylogenetics of ancient and modern Metagonimus yokogawai

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The chapter about "Metagonimus yokogawai phylogenetics" is prepared for the book: "Molecular detection offoodborne pathogens 2nd edition" of Taylor and Francis CRC Press. 

Currently editing Rakhigarhi official report for Archaeopress (UK)

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An official report on the joint research for the excavation at Rakigari will be published by Archaeopress. This report is currently being written with colleagues in India (Dr. Vasant Shinde) and will be completed in the second half of this year.   Book Title: New Perspectives of the Harappan Culture in the light of Recent Excavations at Rakhigarhi: From 2011-2017 Archaeological and Bio-Anthropological Research at Rakhigarhi Editors:  Vasant Shinde (Deccan College, India)  Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University, South Korea)  Banani Bhattacharya (Haryana State Department of Archaeology, India) Associate Editors:  Nilesh Jadhav (Deccan College, India)  Yongjun Kim (Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, South Korea) Table of Contents (Temporary): Volume 1 BIO-ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH OF RAKHIGARHI NECROPOLIS CHAPTER I- Introduction by Vasant Shinde and Dong Hoon Shin    CHAPTER II- Archaeological Review on Rakhigarhi Cemetery by Yongjun Kim CHAPTER III- Anthropological Review on Skeletons

Special Issue on Biomedical Studies of Ancient Asian Humans and Animals

This Special Issue is dedicated to pioneering reports on original studies and review articles using the latest biomedical tools for more effective analysis of ancient specimens unearthed at archaeological sites in many Asian countries . We welcome invaluable contributions from colleagues conducting relevant research on the Asian continent, which will serve as a foundation for more relevant studies to be conducted in the future. Those studies will enrich our knowledge about various aspects of ancient humans and animals in Asia, which has been lacking to date. Submit to this Special Issue Download call for papers Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Materials: human and animal specimens collected at archaeological sites in Asia Stable Isotope Analysis Ancient DNA analysis Zooarchaeology Archaeoparasitology Statistical analysis of ancient human or animal populations Paleohistology Craniometry Paleopathology Biological Anthropology Historical approach to ancient a

Asian Studies

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In studying the history of disease in the past, it is difficult to understand its essence by medical research techniques alone, but humanities such as history should also be considered. To reach the goal, I am currently attending the graduate school of Asian Studies (Practical Chinese). To make an academic foundation for more humanistic researches on ancient or medieval diseases in history, I am currently taking classes on old scripture to develop my reading skills in Chinese historical texts. This is an attempt to delve deeply into the history of East Asian diseases from the humanistic perspectives. My historical works on the human diseases in the past will continue.    

Accepted: 'Ancient helminth eggs detected in a possible Baekje period toilet sample'

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Our paper: 'Helminth eggs detected in soil samples of a possible toilet structure found at the capital area of ancient Baekje Kingdom of Korea' is accepted in Korean Journal of Parasitology. 

Invited: to the launch event of NGS Explorers Hub

I am invited to the launch event of the ‘National Geographic Explorers Hub - Jeju' (August 26-28th) because I am an Explorer based in Korea. 

[Published] Our Articles in 考古学ジャーナル

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考古学ジャーナル 2021年8月号 古病理学研究と考古学 古病理学研究と考古学 Paleopathology and Archaeology ■ 特集 総論 古病理学研究の回顧と展望/アン グラウアー・藤田 尚・申 東勳 考古寄生虫学/カール ラインハルト・藤田 尚・申 東勳 古病理学研究の国際的動向/フランシスカ アルベス カルドソ・申 東勳 東アジアの古病理学の現状と課題/エルデネ ミャンマー・李 慧眞・藤田 尚 古病理学へのDNA分析/神澤 秀明 Link to Publisher Link to Google Scholar

[Published] An article of 'Rescue Archaeology in South Korea' for 'Ancient Asia' Journal

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Our paper "Archaeological and Anthropological Investigation in Case of Urgent Time Constraints of Rescue Archaeology in South Korea" is published in Ancient Asia, the official journal of Society of South Asian Archaeology Journal Homepage PDF link In the general context of rescue archaeology or in any emergency salvage operation, especially where human bones are involved that need to be cremated within a short time frame, anthropologists cannot conduct their work carefully at a university or institute lab. Thus, they have sought ever-more efficient and effective investigative protocols by which work can be conducted in cases of urgent time constraints. A recent anthropological survey conducted at a small town in South Korea (Goryeung) is thus significant. A joint team of anthropologists and dress historians performed collaborative research work in a “field lab” set up at the excavation site. Our novel protocol, by which academic data demonstrably can be successfully secured i

[Published] Two Ancient Helminthic Cases in Korean Journal of Parasitology

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Our paper, "Two Helminthic Cases of Human Mummy Remains from Joseon-Period Graves in Korea" is published in Korean Journal of Parasitology.  Pubmed Pubmed Central Our previous research on coprolite specimens from the mummies of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910 CE) has revealed various species of parasite eggs. Herein, we added 2 new helminthic cases of human remains from Joseon-period graves in the Republic of Korea (Korea). The organic materials precipitated on the hip bones of 2 half-mummied cases (Goryeong and Gwangmyeong cases) were collected, rehydrated, and examined by a microscope. In the sample from Goryeong-gun (gun=County), ova of Trichuris trichiura, Clonorchis sinensis, and Metagonimus spp. were detected, and eggs of T. trichiura and A. lumbricoides were found from the sample of Gwangmyeong-si (si=City). By adding this outcome to the existing data pool, we confirm our previous estimates of Joseon-period parasite infection rates. The overall rates of A. lumbricoides, T. t

[Published] New Paper on Osteochondrosis Dissecans in Glenoid Cavity

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Our paper "Lee HJ, Koh K, Cha M, Namkoong T, Park SJ, Lee DH, Kim JE, Shin DH. Osteochondrosis Dissecans in Glenoid Cavity of Korean War Casualty’s Scapula. Anatomy and Cell Biology" is accepted by Anatomy and Cell Biology.   Pubmed Journal Home Since the first description of this disease in 1887, there are rare reports on osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) found in the glenoid cavity by way of anthropological studies. During an excavation project for recovery of the remains of Korean War casualties, a skeletonized soldier was found inside a cave fort at the Arrowhead Ridge of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), South Korea. In our recovery and examination of a Korean War casualty in DMZ, we identified a possible OCD in the individual’s glenoid cavity of a right-sided scapula by radiological analysis and computed tomography reconstruction. This is a rare case of scapular OCD discovered in an archaeologically investigated skeleton.  

[Meeting] The research on ancient bone histology will be presented at academic meeting

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2021년 5월 21-22일 사이에 충북제천   포레스트리솜 에서 제64회 대한체질인류학회가 개최됩니다.   김지은선생 이 우리 연구실을 대표하여 "Histological Analysis of Cattle and Horse Bones Discovered at Archaeological Site in Old Seoul City Area of Joseon Dynasty Period" 라는 제목의 발표를 합니다. 공저자는 홍종하, 김선, 신동훈입니다.  The 64th annual meeting of Korean Association of Physical Anthropology will be held between May 21-22 at   Forestrisom , Jecheon, South Korea.   Jieun Kim   will make a presentation on behalf of our lab titled "Histological Analysis of Cattle and Horse Bones Discovered at Archaeological Site in Old Seoul City Area of Joseon Dynasty Period." The co-authors are Jieun Kim, Jong Ha Hong, Sun Kim, and Dong Hoon Shin.