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Gastrointestinal infection in Italy during the Roman Imperial and Longobard periods: a paleoparasitological analysis of sediment from skeletal remains and sewer drains

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  • Maureen Carroll
  • Marissa Ledger
  • Ileana Micarelli
  • Devin Ward
  • Tracy Prowse
  • Kristina Killgrove
  • Candace Rice
  • Tyler Franconi
  • Mary Anne Tafuri
  • Giorgio Manzi
  • Piers Mitchell

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JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
DateAccepted/In press - 10 Mar 2021
DateE-pub ahead of print - 18 Mar 2021
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jun 2021
Volume33
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)61-71
Early online date18/03/21
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A wealth of information exists about certain diseases in the Roman period, but relatively little is known about intestinal parasites in Italy during the Roman and Longobard periods. This is the first evidence for Giardia in Roman period Italy, and for any parasites in the Longobard period in Italy.

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