The history of paleopathology in Australia

Cekalovic, Helen, Domett, Kate, and Littleton, Judith (2012) The history of paleopathology in Australia. In: Buikstra, Jane, and Roberts, Charlotte, (eds.) The History of Palaeopathology: pioneers and prospects. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 583-593.

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[Extract] The study of paleopathology in Australia has been sporadic and unsystematic. This reflects the development of the discipline from an interesting sideline in anatomy to a fully professional area of research, as well as the changing relationship between bioarchaeologists and Aboriginal people in Australia. Four periods exemplify the history of paleopathology in Australia: 1. Colonial antiquarian interest; 2. C. J. Hackett's work on disease and disease evolution; 3. Regional wide- scale surveys as conducted by Stephen Webb; and 4. The current engagement with questions that involve both Aboriginal and European Australians' remains.

Item ID: 34315
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-538980-7
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 04:20
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160102 Biological (Physical) Anthropology @ 40%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 60%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 40%
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