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Sanitation, latrines and intestinal parasites in past populations / edited by Piers D. Mitchell, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]

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xii, 278 pages ; 24 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Why we need to know about sanitation in the past / Piers D Mitchell -- Assessing the impact of sanitation upon health in early human populations from hunter-gatherers to ancient civilizations, using theoretical modeling / Piers D Mitchell -- Waste management in early urban Southern Mesopotamia / Augusta McMahon -- Latrines and wastewater sanitation technologies in Ancient Greece / Georgios P. Antoniou and Andreas N. Angelakis -- A tale of two cities : the efficacy of ancient and medieval sanitation methods / Craig Taylor -- Sewers, cesspits and middens : a survey of the evidence for 2,000 years of waste disposal in York, UK / Allan R. Hall and Harry K. Kenward -- Human intestinal parasites and dysentery in Africa and the Middle East prior to 1500 / Evilena Anastasiou and Piers D Mitchell -- Parasitism, cesspits and sanitation in East Asian countries prior to modernization / Min Seo and Dong Hoon Shin -- New World paleoparasitology / Adauto Arajo, Luiz Fernando Ferreira, Martin Fugassa, Daniela Leles, Luciana Sianto, Sheila Maria Mendonça de Souza, Juliana Dutra, Alena Iñiguez, Karl Reinhard -- Parasites in European populations from prehistory to the industrial revolution / Evilena Anastasiou -- A first attempt to retrace the history of dysentery caused by entamoeba histolytica / Matthieu Le Bailly and Françoise Bouchet -- A better understanding of sanitation and health in the past / Piers D Mitchell.


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