Tag: bioarchaeology

Social Inequality in Times of Pandemics

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


We should not expect COVID-19 to behave in the same way as historical pandemics of plague. But both show how inequalities exacerbate mortality outcomes. It’s a gorgeous, warm…


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The Long View of Climate Change and Human Health

Chelsea Horton , April 22nd, 2020


The deterministic view that climate change invariably causes migration, competition, violence, and collapse is overly simplistic. Bioarchaeology shows us that human responses are far more complex and …


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Caring in Ancient Times

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018


A new bioarchaeological approach suggests health care has a long human history. Over 4,000 years ago, in a small hunter-gatherer settlement in northern Vietnam, a young man survived…


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