Re: Pre-contact diseases anyone???
8 Jul 1995 07:30:32 -0400
>Subject: Re: Pre-contact diseases anyone???
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Whelko)
>Date: 7 Jul 1995 17:39:22 -0400
>In addition to the smallpox story, I also remember hearing that
>arthritis was unknown in precontact americas-I suppose from bone
>but don't really remember. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
Chris, there is fairly extensive evidence for arthritis in New World
populations, and is one of the things I'm looking for in a population from
My paleopathology text is in the car, and as I'm still in my p.j.'s, I'm
not about to run out and get it... I'll post cites later.
*Some people are so educated they can bore you on almost any subject* ~