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The International Journal of Paleopathology (IJPP) carves out a dedicated academic space for communication, collaborations and cutting-edge research in paleopathology - human and non-human. The journal seeks to encourage research and foster interdisciplinary communication. The IJPP accepts submissions towards Special Issues reflecting key themes within paleopathology, along with research articles, case-studies of impact, brief communications, and technical notes.

Editor-in-Chief: Anne Grauer

Associate editors: Angela Lieverse, Simon Mays, Megan Perry, Richard Thomas and Anne Titelbaum 

Volume 44 is in progress! 

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Volume highlights


With these papers, The Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors and Advisory Board members of the IJPP seek to celebrate and promote scientific contributions that influence our field. Articles will be selected based on the potential impact on our field and other disciplines, and the broader interest beyond the academy.

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Volume Highlights - V. 42

A distant city: Assessing the impact of Dutch socioeconomic developments on urban and rural health using respiratory disease as a proxy

by Maia Casna, Rachel Schats, Menno L.P. Hoogland, and Sarah A. Schrader.

This well contextualized and argued study explores the association between urbanization and industrialization and respiratory disease in populations from the Netherlands spanning the Early Medieval Period (300 – 1080 CE) through the Post-Medieval Period (1500-1850 CE). The paper makes a strong case for the complex interactions of environmental, social, and economic factors on population health and sheds light on key variables that likely influence the prevalence of the disease today.


This article is OPEN ACCESS and is freely available to all readers.

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