Anthropology 275 Reading Report 8
Disease in Prehistory due 3/10
Answer the following questions based on Martinson E, Reinhard KJ, Buikstra JE, Dittmar de la Cruz K. 2003.
Paleoecology of Chiribaya Parasitism. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 98:195-205.
1. Describe the location and chronology of Chiribaya?
2. What skeletal lesions are typical for leishmaniasis? How do they differ from those caused by treponematosis?
3. What factors caused an uneven and non-random distribution of helminth parasites among the archaeological sites that are discussed in the paper? Which helminthes are more common on the coast?
4. What disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi?