A possible case of treponemal disease from England dating to the 11th–12th century AD
Article first published online: 4 OCT 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 366–372, May/June 2012
How to Cite
Mays, S., Vincent, S. and Meadows, J. (2012), A possible case of treponemal disease from England dating to the 11th–12th century AD. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 22: 366–372. doi: 10.1002/oa.1210
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 4 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 29 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUL 2010
This short report describes a human skeleton from an archaeological site in England showing signs of treponemal disease. A radiocarbon determination indicates that it is firmly pre-Columbian in date. The implications for recent debates concerning the origin of treponemal disease in Europe are discussed. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.