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Lo studio delle mummie tra archeologia e paleopatologia

Le Notti dell’Archeologia 2021 Museo di Anatomia Patologica Giovedì 22 luglio 2021 ore 18:30 Lo studio delle mummie tra archeologia e paleopatologia Relatore: dott. Antonio Fornaciari

Beyond the Pandemic

Society, health, economy and rules in the post Covid-19 era. The point on the current situation in comparison with the epidemic of “Spanish Flu of 1918-19” in an article by Gino Fornaciari.……

Progetto ‘Medici’: the ”misterious” death of Francesco I de’ Medici and Bianca Cappello

Recently Mari et al. , "exhuming" an old legend, claimed that the Grand Duke Francesco I and his wife Bianca Cappello were poisoned with arsenic by the Grand Duke's brother, the Cardinal Ferdinand. (Mari F, Polettini A,…

Food and disease at the Renaissance courts of Naples and Florence: A paleonutritional study

Introduction Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of bone collagen is now an almost routine method in the study of ancient diets. By stable isotope analysis it is possible to determine directly the type of diet of an…

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Directed by Valentina Giuffra - associate professor of History of Medicine at the University of Pisa - and by Gino Fornaciari - professor of Paleopathology - the Division carries out research ranging from funerary archeology to the study of mummies, to osteo-archeology, to the application of modern biomedical technologies in order to determine the biological and paleopathological profile of ancient human groups (histological, radiological, immunological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and genetic investigations).

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ONLINE WINTER SCHOOL IN OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY AND PALEOPATHOLOGY January 24- February 11, 2022 Application for the 2022 session is online! The Winter School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology Online Edition is an academic program offered by the Università Di Pisa aimed at training students in anthropological and paleopathological methods and topics. It

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