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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. s1, 2003, pp. 95-101
Bioline Code: oc03015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. s1, 2003, pp. 95-101

 en The State of the Art of Paleoparasitological Research in the Old World
Françoise Bouchet; Stéphanie Harter & Matthieu Le Bailly

Abstract

Paleoparasitology in the Old World has mainly concerned the study of latrine sediments and coprolites collected from mummified bodies or archaeological strata, mostly preserved by natural conditions. Human parasites recovered include cestodes, trematodes, and nematodes. The well preserved conditions of helminth eggs allowed paleoepidemiological approaches taking into account the number of eggs found by archaeological stratum. Tentatively, sanitation conditions were assessed for each archaeological period.

Keywords
paleoparasitology - coprolites - mummies - platyhelminthes - nemathelminthes - Old World

 
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