Benefits of biological anthropology for public health

Leavesley, Matthew (2010) Benefits of biological anthropology for public health. Pacific Journal of Medical Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 37-42.

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[Extract] In recent years, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has seen a resurgence of interest from biological anthropologists wishing to carry out research projects. Generally speaking, biological anthropology (bio anth) draws on medical datasets in order to consider notions of human evolution. However, occasionally, in developing economies, questions are raised about the morality of collecting medical data to investigate evolution, when commonly national governments struggle to fund what might be considered routine public health programmes. Here we emphasise the point that bio anth, can produce interesting and productive synergies, including mutually beneficial datasets.

Item ID: 26592
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2072-1625
Keywords: biological anthropology, archaeology, Papua New Guinea
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Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 05:13
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160102 Biological (Physical) Anthropology @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl New Zealand) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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