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Palaeopathology of Aboriginal Australians: Health and Disease across a Hunter-Gatherer Continent

By: S Webb

324 pages, B/w photos, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jun 1995 | #50699 | ISBN: 0521460441
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A study of the health of Australia's inhabitants over 50,000 years, offering a fresh insight into the study of Aboriginal prehistory and culture.

Well written; extensive bibliography; excellent and highly instructive photographs and data tables. A worthwhile acquisition. N. Krusko, Choice


Introduction; 1. General methodology; 2. The Upper Pleistocene pathology of Sunda and Sahul; 3. Pathology in Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Australian hominids; 4. Stress in traditional Aboriginal society; 5. Infectious disease; 6. Osteoarthritis; 7. Trauma; 8. Dental disease; 9. Neoplastic disease; 10. Congenital disease; 11. The pathology of a Late Holocene Papua New Guinea community (Motupore); 12. A personal view of the reburial issue in Australia; 13. Conclusion.

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