Friday, March 3, 2023

Archaeology of Health and Disease, Part II


Indiana Bones” visits ancient Pompeii.

VIDEOS: YouTube video on Day in the Life of an Egyptiandoctor.

 Curator’s Corner movie, British Museum, on recent mummy analyses

 A Humorous Medical video on Galen.

SHORT STORY: “Death on Display” by Sarah Wisseman

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Archaeology of Health and Disease, Part I

 Recently I taught this course at our local Osher Lifelong Learning center. Here are some of the links I promised for more information or deeper dives:

An amputation in the Stone Age.


Very good summary by Prof. Nancy Demand

Online article by Laura Zucconi, author of an excellent "deep dive" book, Ancient Medicine from Mesopotamia to Rome (2019)

More on Mesopotamian health and medicine.


Egyptian leg brace


Evidence for spinal tuberculosis at Pompeii.