3 COEV OF PEOPLE AND PLAGUES

3 COEV OF PEOPLE AND PLAGUES - The fourth horseman,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The fourth horseman, pestilence Evolutionary origins of disease in humans Our ancestors were exposed to a different range of diseases, and The burden of and number of diseases increases as humans become ‘civilized’? Changes in population size, density and design of human societies impact disease burden
Background image of page 2
Health in prehistory Early societies were small bands of foragers Mobile residence during periods of year Sanitation not as much an issue as in permanent communities No epidemics (pop too small, density too low) eg., measles requires pop of ½ million Can study contemporary foragers to get a baseline for what life might have been like
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
What kinds of diseases were there? Parasites, esp helminths: tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms, hookworms; lice, protozoans (eg., giardia) Zoonoses: rabies, yellow fever Bacteria: Staphylococcus & streptococcus; clostridium (causes botulism) from spoiled meat Viruses: EBV, hepatitis
Background image of page 4
Zoonoses: organism completes part of
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This document was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course ANTH 319 at UNC.

Page1 / 16

3 COEV OF PEOPLE AND PLAGUES - The fourth horseman,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online