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Did Syphilis Exist in Europe Before Columbus?

There is much discussion about the origin of syphilis, whether it came from the new world, or as some say, proof of the disease existed in skeletons found in Pompeii. Forensic anthropology can reveal evidence of bone pitting that is … Continue reading

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The Americas: The old New World

The tragic demise of the Americas’ native civilisations has too long distracted from its impressive cultural feats, argues Colin McEwan Archaeologists marvel at a monumental Olmec stone head dug up at La Venta, Mexico in 1947 Photograph: Richard Hewitt/CorbisOriginal civilisations developed … Continue reading

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