Re: Pre-contact diseases anyone???

Sun, 09 Jul 95 21:56:14 EDT

In article <3tlq8o$> (Rkeeologi) writes:

>>Subject: Re: Pre-contact diseases anyone???
>>From: (Whelko)
>>Date: 7 Jul 1995 17:39:22 -0400
>>Message-ID: <3tk9ia$>
>>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 Welch
>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
>7000 B.P.
>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.
>MB Williams
>*Some people are so educated they can bore you on almost any subject* ~
MB is correct about this. There is a pretty good amount of medical/
paleopathological literature on this topic. She'll probably be
out of her PJ's before me, but I can post a few refs too if
you would like.
T. Shickley (