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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 2, 2013, pp. 155-159
Bioline Code: oc13029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 2, 2013, pp. 155-159

 en Lutz’s spontaneous sedimentation technique and the paleoparasitological analysis of sambaqui (shell mound) sediments
Camacho, Morgana; Pessanha, Thaíla; Leles, Daniela; Dutra, Juliana M.F.; Silva, Rosângela; Mendonça de Souza, Sheila & Araujo, Adauto

Abstract

Parasite findings in sambaquis (shell mounds) are scarce. Although the 121 shell mound samples were previously analysed in our laboratory, we only recently obtained the first positive results. In the sambaqui of Guapi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, paleoparasitological analysis was performed on sediment samples collected from various archaeological layers, including the superficial layer as a control. Eggs of Acanthocephala, Ascaridoidea and Heterakoidea were found in the archaeological layers. We applied various techniques and concluded that Lutz’s spontaneous sedimentation technique is effective for concentrating parasite eggs in sambaqui soil for microscopic analysis.

Keywords
coprolites; paleoparasitology; sambaqui; archaeological sediments; helminthiasis; ancient diseases

 
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