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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. 123-126
Bioline Code: oc03018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. s1, 2003, pp. 123-126

 en Detection of Parasite Eggs from Archaeological Excavations in the Republic of Korea
Eun-Taek Han; Sang-Mee Guk; Jae-Lip Kim; Hoon-Jin Jeong; Soo-Nam Kim & Jong-Yil Chai

Abstract

Excavations at two sites dating from 2000 BC-1900 AD in southeastern areas of the Republic of Korea, revealed the remains of several structures. Examination of the contents suspected privies revealed the presence of eggs from 5 kinds of parasite: Ascaris check for this species in other resources , Trichuris check for this species in other resources , Clonorchis check for this species in other resources , and two species of unknown trematodes. Clonorchis sinensis check for this species in other resources eggs were found in a soil dating from around AD 668-935. This is the first record of C. sinensis eggs in archaeological materials in the Republic of Korea.

Keywords
archaeology - excavation - soil - helminth egg - detection - Korea

 
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