Sixteen papers explore the subject of palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia from its beginnings in the early 1900s through to current research themes and the impact of technological development in the field.
Chapter 1: History of bioarchaeology: Sir Grafton Elliot Smith: Palaeopathology and the Archaeological Survey of Nubia (Rosalie David); Whose body? The human remains from the 1908-1909 season of the Archaeological Survey of Nubia (Jenefer A. Cockitt); The more things change? The archaeological work of Alfred Lucas (Ryan Metcalfe)
Chapter 2: Palaeopathology: Harris lines, ill health during childhood, poor diet, emotional stress or normal growth patterns? (Abeer Eladany); An interesting example of a condylar fracture from ancient Nubia suggesting the possibility of early surgical intervention (Mervyn Harris, Tristan Lowe and Farah Ahmed); An overview of the evidence for tuberculosis from ancient Egypt (Lisa Sabbahy); Palaeopathology, disability and bodily impairments (Sonia Zakrzewski)
Chapter 3: Dental palaeopathology: Dental infections in ancient Nubia (Roger J. Forshaw); A case of severe ankylosis of temporomandibular joint from New Kingdom necropolis (Saqqara, Egypt) (Ladislava Horackova and Frank Ruhli); Occlusal macrowear, antemortem tooth loss, and temporomandibular joint arthritis at Predynastic Naqada (Nancy C. Lovell)
Chapter 4: Mummification: How to make a mummy: A late hieratic guide from Abusir (Jiri Janak and Renata Landgrafova); Studying mummies: Giving life to a dry subject (Michael R. Zimmerman)
Chapter 5: Imaging in bioarchaeology Microstructural analysis of a Predynastic iron meteorite bead (Diane Johnson, Monica M. Grady, Tristan Lowe and Joyce Tyldesley); Imaging and analysis of skeletal morphology: New tools and techniques (Norman MacLeod)
Chapter 6: Digital resources: Mummies on rails (Ahmad Alam, Ian Dunlop, Robert Stevens, Andrew Brass, Jenefer Cockitt, Rosalie David and Ryan Metcalfe)
Mummy website and database (Barbara Zimmerman, Sukeerthi Shaga, Pavitra Kaveri Ramnath, and Sai Phaneendra Vadapalli)