Summary: Activities associated with the physical burial of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.
Publications114 found, 100 shown here
- Cremated human and animal remains of the Roman period--microscopic method of analysis (Sepkovcica, Croatia)Zdravka Hincak
Institute for Mediterranean Heritage, Science and Research Center of Koper, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
Coll Antropol 31:1127-34. 2007..Analysis results confirm validity of microscopic method in determination of age at death for human remains and taxonomic qualification of cremated animal remains from archaeological sites...
- Infectious disease risks from dead bodies following natural disastersOliver Morgan
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London, United Kingdom
Rev Panam Salud Publica 15:307-12. 2004..To review existing literature to assess the risks of infection from dead bodies after a natural disaster occurs, including who is most at risk, what precautions should be taken, and how to safely dispose of the bodies...
- MummiesNiels Lynnerup
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007..Finally the impact of mummy studies on analyses of mortuary practices and cultural history is discussed...
- Human cremation in Mexico 3,000 years agoWilliam N Duncan
Department of Anthropology, St John Fisher College, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:5315-20. 2008..The use of cremation to mark elevated social status among the Mixtec was established by 3,000 years ago, when hereditary differences in rank were first emerging across Mesoamerica...
- A description of the methods used to obtain information on ancient disease and medicine and of how the evidence has survivedNeil H Metcalfe
Postgrad Med J 83:655-8. 2007..In addition, a review of the advantages and disadvantages of using these tools is included to help current and future historians in stimulating future research in this fascinating area...
- Osteoarchaeological evidence for leprosy from western Central AsiaSoren Blau
Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, and Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
Am J Phys Anthropol 126:150-8. 2005..This is the first skeletal evidence of leprosy from Central Asia and raises questions not only about the spread of the disease in the past, but also about the living conditions of what traditionally were thought of as nomadic peoples...
- Comparison of child morbidity in two contrasting medieval cemeteries from DenmarkP Bennike
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Am J Phys Anthropol 128:734-46. 2005..The study provides insights into the health of children from two different biocultural settings of medieval Danish society and illustrates the importance of comparing samples of single age groups...
- A gold dental prosthesis of Roman imperial ageSimona Minozzi
Department of Oncology, Division of Palaeopathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Am J Med 120:e1-2. 2007
- [Cremation--biological source for gender research]Birgit Grosskopf
Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Abteilung Historische Anthropologie und Humanökologie, Universitat Gottingen
Anthropol Anz 62:281-9. 2004..Cremated bones, a primarily biological source, are also a substantial resource for cultural historical research, e.g., on funeral practices as well as social structures...
- Genetic analysis of modern and historical burned human remainsNicole von Wurmb-Schwark
Institute of Legal Medicine, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Anthropol Anz 63:1-12. 2005..DNA quantification was done using real time PCR, and genetic typing was tried out using the AmpFISTR Identifiler Multiplex Kit, followed by an automatic analysis on an AbiPrism310...
- [Head protection and cranial injury in the middle ages]László Józsa
Orv Hetil 147:1519-21. 2006
- Repatriation reader: who owns American Indian remains? [Review of: Mihesuah, D.A., ed. Repatriation reader: who owns American Indian remains? Lincoln: U. of Nebraska Pr., 2000]Kimball M Banks
N D Hist 70:38. 2003
- Parasitism in Kansas in the 1800s: a glimpse to the past through the analysis of grave sediments from Meadowlark cemeteryMatthieu Le Bailly
Laboratoire de Paléoparasitologie, UFR de Pharmacie, Universite de Reims, Reims, France
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:53-6. 2006..The presence of this protozoan in US during the late XIX century gives information on the health of the population and provides additional data on the parasite's evolution since its appearance in the New World...
- [Paleopathological skeleton findings. Macroscopical and radiographical studies of 364 individuals from a medieval graveyard]H Ittrich
Institut fur Pathologie, Universitat Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Pathologe 25:147-54. 2004..Traumatic injuries as well as dental pathological changes were rare. In summary it can be concluded that the individuals buried here belonged to a better social class within the medieval population of Rostock...
- Phenotypic approaches for understanding patterns of intracemetery biological variationChristopher M Stojanowski
Center for Bioarchaeological Research, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Am J Phys Anthropol . 2006..Use of phenotypic data as a genotypic proxy is theoretically sound, even at small scales of analysis...
- Typological and technological study of prehistoric implements in animal hard tissuesAlberto Broglio
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Coll Antropol 28:55-61. 2004..However, during Upper Paleolithic, implements in animal hard tissues were relatively frequent in most Italian sites, even if those industries were not so rich, elaborated and typologically differentiated as in other European areas...
- Human lead exposure in a late 19th century mental asylum populationNathan W Bower
Department of Chemistry, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 3294, USA
Sci Total Environ 372:463-73. 2007....
- Analysis of dental attrition and mortality in the Medieval village of Tirup, DenmarkJesper L Boldsen
Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Anthropology ADBOU, University of Southern Denmark, DK 5000 Odense C, Denmark
Am J Phys Anthropol 126:169-76. 2005..The temporal effect on attrition rate accounts for some but not all the observed heterogeneity wear...
- [Funeral rites]Françoise Bardet
Krankenpfl Soins Infirm 100:61. 2007
- Agromyces italicus sp. nov., Agromyces humatus sp. nov. and Agromyces lapidis sp. nov., isolated from Roman catacombsValme Jurado
Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia, CSIC, Apartado 1052, E 41080 Sevilla, Spain
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:871-5. 2005..nov. (type strain CD5(T)=HKI 0327(T)=DSM 16389(T)=NCIMB 14012(T)) and Agromyces lapidis sp. nov. (type strain CD55(T)=HKI 0324(T)=DSM 16390(T)=NCIMB 14013(T))...
- Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis of a 2,000-year-old necropolis in the Egyin Gol Valley of MongoliaChristine Keyser-Tracqui
Laboratoire d Anthropologie Moléculaire, Institut de Medecine Legale, Strasbourg, France
Am J Hum Genet 73:247-60. 2003..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study using biparental, paternal, and maternal genetic systems to reconstruct partial genealogies in a protohistoric necropolis...
- Phyllobacterium catacumbae sp. nov., a member of the order 'Rhizobiales' isolated from Roman catacombsV Jurado
Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia, CSIC, Apartado 1052, 41080 Sevilla, Spain
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:1487-90. 2005..The species Phyllobacterium catacumbae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is CSC19(T) (=CECT 5680(T)=LMG 22520(T))...
- Genetic analysis on Tuoba Xianbei remains excavated from Qilang Mountain Cemetery in Qahar Right Wing Middle Banner of Inner MongoliaYu Changchun
Ancient DNA Laboratory, Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, P R China
FEBS Lett 580:6242-6. 2006..25%) and D (43.75%). According to the published data were considered, we can suggest that the Tuoba Xianbei presented a close genetic affinity to Oroqen, Outer Mongolian and Ewenki populations, especially Oroqen...
- Infectious disease among enslaved African Americans at Eaton's Estate, Warren County, North Carolina, ca. 1830-1850Patricia M Lambert
Anthropology Program, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 0730, USA
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:107-17. 2006..Findings support previous research on the health impacts of slavery, which has shown that infants and children were the most negatively impacted segment of the enslaved African American population...
- The relationship between bone and ash weight to body weight and body length of Thai corpses in Bangkok and central part of Thailand after cremationThamrong Chirachariyavej
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
J Med Assoc Thai 90:1872-8. 2007..Although information about bone and ash weight compare to body weight and body length of Thai people exists, it was based on a few samples...
- Transverse--Harris--lines in a skeletal population from the 1711 Danish plague siteGabriela N Fiscella
Department of Biological Anthropology, Université de la Méditerrannée Aix Marseille II, Marseille, France
Anthropol Anz 66:129-38. 2008....
- Diagnosing post-mortem treatments which inhibit DNA amplification from US MIAs buried at the PunchbowlH E C Koon
BioArch, Departments of Archaeology and Biology, University of York, PO Box 373, York YO10 5YW, Yorkshire, UK
Forensic Sci Int 178:171-7. 2008..Within this unusual context, DSC analysis is a useful method to assess the likelihood of successful DNA extraction and amplification...
- Identification through X-ray fluorescence analysis of dental restorative resin materials: a comprehensive study of noncremated, cremated, and processed-cremated individualsMary A Bush
Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, B1 Squire Hall, S Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
J Forensic Sci 52:157-65. 2007..This study showed the utility of XRF as an analytical tool for forensic odontology and also the significance of the role of restorative resins in victim identification, even after cremation...
- Return of bone archives is a loss to humanityNeil Chalmers
Nature 427:287. 2004
- Elemental analysis of bone: proton-induced X-ray emission testing in forensic casesM W Warren
Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 1112 Turlington Hall, P O Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Forensic Sci Int 125:37-41. 2002..In the first case, elemental analysis by PIXE reveals that the purported cremated remains are not bone. The last two cases show that radiopaque metallic residue embedded in bone is composed of lead from a projectile...
- [A case of identification of cremated bones]Youkichi Ohno
Department of Legal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Japan
J Nippon Med Sch 69:320-1. 2002
- mtDNA analysis of human remains from an early Danish Christian cemeteryLars Rudbeck
Research Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Am J Phys Anthropol 128:424-9. 2005....
- Dead body with mourners: medical reflections on the entombment of ChristJohan P Mackenbach
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
BMJ 327:215-8. 2003
- Thai tsunami victim identification overview to dateH James
Forensic Odontology Unit, University of Adelaide, Australia
J Forensic Odontostomatol 23:1-18. 2005..To date 1,474 deceased have been identified. Dental comparison has been the primary identifier in 79% of cases and a contributor in another 8%, a total of 87%...
- Cremation weights in east TennesseeWilliam M Bass
Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 0720, USA
J Forensic Sci 49:901-4. 2004..We hypothesize that variation reflects variation in body weight and activity. This variation must be taken into account when cremation weights are at issue...
- Lateral angle: a method for sexing using the petrous boneAnna Norén
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK 2200 Denmark
Am J Phys Anthropol 128:318-23. 2005..We found a higher concordance between the lateral angle and "pelvic" sex than for lateral angle and "cranial" sex. Finally, we note that subadult sexing may also be possible with this method...
- Dead and forsakenAmanda Ripley
Time 159:41, 43. 2002
- Elemental analysis of human cremains using ICP-OES to classify legitimate and contaminated cremainsTimothy R Brooks
Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
J Forensic Sci 51:967-73. 2006....
- Experiences in tsunami victim identificationM Tsokos
Int J Legal Med 120:185-7. 2006
- September 11 revisited: the involvement of PADIT with United Flight 93William P Yeomans
Pa Dent J (Harrisb) 69:31-2. 2002
- PADIT enhances reputation. Team excels while interfacing with federal, state and local agencies in disastersRaymond M Juriga
Pa Dent J (Harrisb) 69:37. 2002
- Experiences at ground zeroNorman R Goodman
Pa Dent J (Harrisb) 69:34-5. 2002
- [The living and the dead in 18th-century Europe]Adriano Properi
Soc Stor 25:781-85. 2002
- His honour'd bonesA J Balfour
Department of Aviation and Forensic Pathology, RAF Institute of Pathology and Tropical Medicine, Aylesbury, Bucks, England
Aviat Space Environ Med 60:B24-6. 1989..The methods used in confirming this man's identity are described in the standard texts, and this brief account is given by permission of the next of kin in the hope that it may be of help to others faced with a similar problem...
- A clinical study of kuru patients with long incubation periods at the end of the epidemic in Papua New GuineaJohn Collinge
Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, MRC Prion Unit, UCL Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:3725-39. 2008..All patients were born a significant period before the mortuary practice of transumption ceased and their estimated incubation periods in some cases exceeded 50 years...
- A history of kuruMichael P Alpers
Centre for International Health, Division of Health Sciences, Shenton Park Campus, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
P N G Med J 50:10-9. 2007..Since transmission of the kuru prion agent through the mortuary practice of transumption ceased by the early 1960s, the continuation of the epidemic into the present century ..
- Review. The epidemiology of kuru: monitoring the epidemic from its peak to its endMichael P Alpers
Centre for International Health, ABCRC, Shenton Park Campus, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:3707-13. 2008..The mode of transmission of the prion agent of kuru was the local mortuary practice of transumption...
- Fate of pathogens in a simulated bioreduction system for livestock carcassesCeri L Gwyther
School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Gwynedd LL57 2UW, UK
Waste Manag 32:933-8. 2012..These results further indicate that bioreduction represents a suitable method of storing and reducing the volume of livestock carcasses prior to ultimate disposal...
- The effect of the postmortem interval on the redistribution of drugs: a comparison of mortuary admission and autopsy blood specimensDimitri Gerostamoulos
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, 3006, Australia
Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:373-9. 2012..While femoral blood is thought to reduce PMR, this data shows that for some drugs significant redistribution can occur even when taking peripheral specimens irrespective of the delay in the postmortem interval...
- The complex spectrum of forensic issues arising from obesityRoger W Byard
School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Forensic Sci Med Pathol 8:402-13. 2012....
- Death and the dead-house in Victorian asylums: necroscopy versus mourning at the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, C. 1832-1901Jonathan Andrews
School of Historical Studies and Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, Newcastle University, Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon NE1 7RU, UK
Hist Psychiatry 23:6-26. 2012..On the other hand, significant but compromised resistance on the part of a minority of practitioners, relatives and the wider public is also identified...
- Elemental analysis of human cremains using ICP-OES to classify legitimate and contaminated cremains. J Forensic Sci 2006;51(5):967-73Peter J Bush
J Forensic Sci 52:742; author reply 743. 2007
- Relationship between bone and ash weight to age, body weight and body length of thai adults after cremationThamrong Chirachariyavej
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University niversity, Bangkok, Thailand
J Med Assoc Thai 89:1940-5. 2006..Cremation is the most common Thai funeral mode. In Thailand, there have not been any previous reports of bone and ash weight after cremation...
- Insights from the inside: histological analysis of abnormal enamel microstructure associated with hypoplastic enamel defects in human teethC Witzel
Department of Biology, University of Hildesheim, D 31141 Hildesheim, Germany
Am J Phys Anthropol 136:400-14. 2008....
- The lived experience of working in a mortuaryPetra Brysiewicz
School of Nursing, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa
Accid Emerg Nurs 15:88-93. 2007..There is a need for a change in the way bereaved families are being managed as well as revision of the environment for the staff working in mortuaries...
- Mercury emission from crematoriaAnna Santarsiero
Dipartimento di Ambiente e Connessa Prevenzione Primaria, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
Ann Ist Super Sanita 42:369-73. 2006..The obtained results gave a mercury concentration ranging from 0.005 to 0.300 mg/m3 and a mercury emission factor ranging from 0.036 to 2.140 g/corpse cremated. The total particulate matter concentration range was 1.0 to 2.4 mg/m3...
- [History of death]Michel Vovelle
Cuad Hist 22:17-29. 2002
- Body Worlds: looking back and looking aheadDirk Preuss
Friedrich Schiller University, Zwätzengasse 3, 07743 Jena, Germany
Ann Anat 190:23-32. 2008..Perhaps this can be understood as an indicator that, to start with, discussion is necessary in regard to our general burial culture...
- DNA analysis of early mediaeval individuals from the Zvonimirovo burial site in Northern Croatia: investigation of kinship relationships by using multiplex system amplification for short tandem repeat lociJadranka Boljuncić
Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia
Croat Med J 48:536-46. 2007..To perform initial DNA analysis of four selected early mediaeval individuals from the Zvonimirovo burial site in Northern Croatia...
- Guidelines for handling radioactively contaminated decedentsCharles M Wood
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention MS E 39, Executive Park Drive, Bldg 6, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Health Phys 94:S51-5. 2008....
- The role of the district nurse when involved in the coronial processRichard Griffith
School of Health Science, Swansea University
Br J Community Nurs 13:93-7. 2008..In a series of articles Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the role of the coroner and consider the impact of reform on district nurse practice...
- [Politics, medicine, religion, and society in the 18th-century debate on burials]Renato Pasta
Soc Stor 25:775-79. 2002
- Reflections about bizarre mummification practices on mummies at Egypt's Dakhleh oasis: a reviewArthur C Aufderheide
Paleobiology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth 55812, USA
Anthropol Anz 67:385-90. 2009..The principal focus of this report is to demonstrate and verify the value of including visceral dissection as part of a mummy examination whenever possible...
- Undertakers offer cash incentive for organ donationTony Sheldon
BMJ 334:1131. 2007
- [Burying family pets: legislation, risks, and recommendations]Noortje Reeuwijk
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Divisie Veterinaire Volksgezondheid, Universiteit Utrecht
Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 134:616-20. 2009..This article focuses on relevant regulations and potential risks and provides recommendations for the burial of family pets...
- Bodily matters above and below ground: the treatment of American remains from the Korean WarJudith Keene
The University of Sydney
Public Hist 32:59-78. 2010..S. military mortuary services and the operation in the Korean War and in the subsequent joint expeditions in North Korea. The analysis concludes that in most of these ventures the outlay of resources has produced few remains...
- Mortuary operations in the aftermath of the 2009 Victorian bushfiresJodie Leditschke
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57 83 Kavanagh St, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia
Forensic Sci Int 205:8-14. 2011..It also highlighted the need to have well documented plans in place including plans for temporary mortuary facilities...
- Mortuary provision in emergencies causing mass fatalitiesAndrew Elliott
Scottish Resilience, Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK
J Bus Contin Emer Plan 5:430-9. 2011..The decisions taken and the ways in which information is communicated may have a lifelong impact on the friends and families of those who have died. Plans should therefore be considered carefully from their perspective...
- The final viewChristian Duffin
Nurs Older People 19:20-1. 2007
- The 11 March 2004 Madrid terrorist attacks: the importance of the mortuary organisation for identification of victims. A critical reviewJ L Prieto
Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology, Instituto Anatómico Forense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria s n 28040, Madrid, Spain
Int J Legal Med 121:517-22. 2007....
- [The space of death: the origins of extra-urban cemeteries]Maria Canella
Soc Stor 25:769-73. 2002
- Quantification of epithelial cell micronuclei by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in mortuary science students exposed to formaldehydeN Titenko-Holland
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley 94720, USA
Mutat Res 371:237-48. 1996..This finding is consistent with known clastogenic properties of formaldehyde, the component of embalming fluid most likely responsible for micronucleus induction...
- Stigma and rejection: living with AIDS in villages in southern ThailandP Songwathana
Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkla, Thailand
Med Anthropol 20:1-23. 2001..In this article, we examine stigma as experienced by people with HIV and AIDS, and by their families, in village Thailand. We also identify areas for improvement pertaining to people with HIV/AIDS and other stigmatizing diseases...
- William Marsden (1796-1867); Alexander Marsden (1832-1902)John M T Ford
Tonbridge, Kent, UK
J Med Biogr 10:62. 2002
- Trace elements in buried human bones: intra-population variability of Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca ratios--diet or diagenesis?Alexander Fabig
Department of Historical Anthropology and Human Ecology, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Germany
Naturwissenschaften 89:115-9. 2002..This study challenges the validity of dietary studies that are based on the presently used procedures for sample preparation and subsequent evaluation of strontium and barium concentrations...
- Post-cremation taphonomy and artifact preservationMichael W Warren
Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA
J Forensic Sci 47:656-9. 2002..This paper addresses the impact of the newest cremation procedures on forensic analysis of cremated remains...
- Identifying chop marks on cremated bone: a preliminary studySpencer de Gruchy
Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
J Forensic Sci 47:933-6. 2002..Results indicate that hacking weakens bone, making fire-induced fragmentation more likely at the sites of trauma. Chop marks were easily identified on burned bone, their characteristics largely unaffected by cremation...
- Genetic analysis of human remains from a double inhumation in a frozen kurgan in Kazakhstan (Berel site, Early 3rd Century BC)I Clisson
Institut de Medecine Legale, Strasbourg, France
Int J Legal Med 116:304-8. 2002..Results were obtained for all the markers. Nevertheless, nuclear STRs did not allow a clear conclusion concerning the relationship, but analysis of mitochondrial DNA showed that these skeletons were not close relatives...
- Suitability of containers from different sources as breeding sites of Aedes aegypti (L.) in a cemetery of Buenos Aires City, ArgentinaDarío Vezzani
Unidad de Ecología de Reservorios y Vectores de Parásitos, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 97:789-92. 2002..aegypti breeding. Plastic containers appeared as key breeding sites that should be removed to reduce the Ae. aegypti population in the study area...
- William Price (1800-1893)Neil McIntyre
J Med Biogr 11:40. 2003
- Detection of anthrax spores in endemic regions of northern CanadaD C Dragon
Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta and Department of Microbiology and Public Health, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Canada
J Appl Microbiol 91:435-41. 2001..To determine the level of anthrax spore contamination in endemic regions of northern Canada between outbreaks...
- The South African National Non-Natural Mortality Surveillance System--rationale, pilot results and evaluationA Butchart
Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria
S Afr Med J 91:408-17. 2001..The pilot study demonstrates the feasibility of the system, and identifies the need to remove organisational constraints and individual barriers if it is to be sustained and expanded beyond the pilot sites...
- Environmental characteristics of the cemeteries of Buenos Aires City (Argentina) and infestation levels of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)D Vezzani
Grupo de Estudio de Mosquitos, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 96:467-71. 2001..Our results suggest that the cemeteries of Buenos Aires represent a gradient of habitat favorableness for this vector species, some of which may act as foci for its proliferation and dispersal...
- Second metacarpal midshaft geometry in an historic cemetery sampleR A Lazenby
Anthropology Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada
Am J Phys Anthropol 106:157-67. 1998....
- ENT aspects of the mummification of the head in ancient Egypt: an imaging studyM Motamed
Royal National Thorat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord) 119:337-9. 1998..These findings alone allow one to date the mummy to no sooner than the 20th dynasty, a time when this custom was at its peak. ENT aspects of the mummification of the head are discussed...
- The economics of death? A descriptive study of the impact of funeral and cremation costs on U.S. householdsD A Banks
Abt Associates, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Death Stud 22:269-85. 1998..The author concludes that Americans should engage more openly in the discussion of death, increase their rate of prearrangements, and seek alternatives to the traditional funeral...
- Ground penetrating radar surveys to locate 1918 Spanish flu victims in permafrostJ L Davis
Sensors and Software Inc, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
J Forensic Sci 45:68-76. 2000..Virologic and bacteriologic investigations on recovered tissues may give us an opportunity to isolate and identify the micro-organisms involved in the 1918 influenza and expand our knowledge on the pathogenesis of influenza...
- [Decubitus ulcer in the terminal phase: epidemiologic, medicolegal and ethical aspects]A Heinemann
Institut fur Rechtsmedizin, Universitätsklinik Eppendorf, Hamburg
Dtsch Med Wochenschr 125:45-51. 2000..Pressure sores usually result from insufficient preventive measures. They are particularly omnipresent among dying persons in geriatric care. This study deals with prevalence, risk factors and the significance of the nursing environment...
- The eye injury of King Philip II and the skeletal evidence from the royal tomb II at VerginaA Bartsiokas
Anaximandrian Institute of Human Evolution, 6 Aeginis Street, GR 166 73 Voula, Greece
Science 288:511-4. 2000..Therefore, the skeleton does not belong to Philip II. New skeletal evidence shows that the skeleton belongs to King Philip III Arrhidaeus. In this case, the tomb may well contain some of the paraphernalia of Alexander the Great...
- Ancient DNA-typing approaches for the determination of kinship in a disturbed collective burial siteT Schultes
Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen
Anthropol Anz 58:37-44. 2000..In a bronze age collective site, the typing methods were tested for applicability to ancient DNA. For each approach, results were obtained, leading to the conclusion that the determination of kinship is achievable...
- Effects of exposure to death in a war mortuary on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms of intrusion and avoidanceJ E McCarroll
Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 189:44-8. 2001..Increased post-exposure avoidance symptoms were present in the two groups with the greatest exposure to remains. There were no significant increases in intrusion or avoidance in the unexposed group...
- Our corpses, our selves: anatomy and identity in American society. [Review of: Sappol, M. A traffic of dead bodies: anatomy and embodied social identity in nineteenth-century America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002]Barbara Cutter
Department of History, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Rev Am Hist 30:571-76. 2002
- Stratigraphic, chronological and behavioural contexts of Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, EthiopiaJ Desmond Clark
Department of Anthropology, The University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Nature 423:747-52. 2003..Associated faunal remains indicate repeated, systematic butchery of hippopotamus carcasses. Contemporary adult and juvenile Homo sapiens fossil crania manifest bone modifications indicative of deliberate mortuary practices...
- An introduction to the law of death and the body as propertyRichard Griffith
Centre for Philosophy, Law and Healthcare, University of Wales Swansea
Br J Community Nurs 9:535-9. 2004
- Job switch stymies Japan's abduction probeDavid Cyranoski
Nature 434:685. 2005
- The spread of malaria to Southern Europe in antiquity: new approaches to old problemsRobert Sallares
Dept of Biomolecular Sciences, UMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom
Med Hist 48:311-28. 2004
- Paleopathological study of hallux valgusS A Mays
Ancient Monuments Laboratory, English Heritage Centre for Archaeology, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth PO4 9LD, UK
Am J Phys Anthropol 126:139-49. 2005..This appears consistent with archaeological and historical evidence for a rise in popularity, during the late Medieval period (at least among the richer social classes), of narrow, pointed shoes which would have constricted the toes...
- The Vikings bare their filed teethCaroline Arcini
Department of Archaeological Excavations, National Heritage Board, 226 60 Lund, Sweden
Am J Phys Anthropol 128:727-33. 2005..The reason for, and importance of, the furrows are obscure. The affected individuals may have belonged to a certain occupational group (such as tradesmen), or the furrows could have been pure decoration...
- Estimation of mercury emission from different sources to atmosphere in Chongqing, ChinaDingyong Wang
State Key Lab of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, CA, Guiyang 550001, PR China
Sci Total Environ 366:722-8. 2006..The natural emissions represented approximately 17% of total emissions (1.78 t yr(-1)). The total mercury emission to atmosphere in Chongqing in 2001 was 10.63 t...
- Chicago dentists respond to a crisisJoanna Brown
CDS Rev 99:40-1. 2006
- Lessons from our patients: development of a warm autopsy programKathleen Oare Lindell
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