visión de conjunto:Críticas A concise informative and very readable introduction to the field of paleopathology. * Journal of the History of Medicine (reviewing a previous edition) * This is a fabulous book. It is stocked full of useful data is well organized and devoid of most of the pseudoscience that plagues this area of study. It covers the entire field in a practical no-nonsense style. If you are interested in ancient disease then this is the bible the finest text to date. * Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists * As close to perfection as a book can come.... The Archaeology of Disease is highly recommended to all who are interested in the history of diseases and their scientific investigation. The clear precise and elaborate description and interpretation of paleopathological observations the world over from many different time periods provide excellent insight into life and death hundreds to thousands of years ago. -- Andreas G. Nerlich JAMA September 20 2006 Details how skeletal discoveries at archaeological sites reveal much about illnesses in earlier eras and how they were treated. Dead men do tell tales. -- Anneli Rufus East Bay Express.com 25 January 2006 Well structured clearly written and extremely accurate from both a historical and scientific point of view. Reseña del editor The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries from which humans suffered in antiquity. Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester offer a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining the results of scientific research with information gathered from documents other areas of archaeology art and ethnography. The book contains information on congenital infectious dental joint endocrine and metabolic diseases. The authors provide a clinical context for specific ailments and accidents and consider the relevance of ancient demography basic bone biology funerary practices and prehistoric medicine. This fully revised third edition has been updated to and encompasses rapidly developing research methods of in this fascinating field. Biografía del autor Charlotte Roberts is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham. She is a biological anthropologist whose focus is on paleopathology. Keith Manchester was formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford and a general medical practitioner in Bradford.