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 …a welcome addition to a recent and notable trend in the bioarchaeological literature of intensive and extensive exploration of a single disease… The great value of this volume is in the approach taken by Powell and Cook in designing explicit reporting guidelines for their authors to follow to ensure that results from each geographic region will be comparable. Southeastern Archaeology

 "Challenges the unequivocal identification of all pre-Columbian treponemal disease as venereal syphilis and shows that endemic treponemal disease was present at varying levels throughout North America for at least two millenia before the late fifteenth century trans-Atlantic voyages of discovery. Indian Artifact Magazine

 "A really fine text on the natural history of Treponematosis in North America." Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists

 "I was really impressed with this book. All university libraries should purchase it, and we should all use it in our student teaching. Powell and Cook have certainly moved forward our understanding of treponemal disease evolution, and also raised the standard as to how an edited conference volume can thoroughly and comprehensively analyse an anthropological topic." --Piers D. Mitchell, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

 "A magnificent paleopathological perspective on treponemal research." "A valuable resource for archaeologists, anthropologists and historians, and an attractive resource for readers coming from other social sciences or biomedical fields and interested in unraveling the mysteries of microorganisms that have ravaged humankind for millenia." HOMO--Journal of Comparative Human Biology

 "This volume is the new benchmark for research on precolumbian syphilis and a must read for any scholar interested in the subject." Journal of Anthropological Research

 …a welcome addition to a recent and notable trend in the bioarchaeological literature of intensive and extensive exploration of a single disease… Southeastern Archaeology

 …challenges the unequivocal identification of all pre-Columbian treponemal disease as venereal syphilis and shows that endemic treponemal disease was present at varying levels throughout North America for at least two millenia before the late 15th-Century trans-Atlantic voyages of discovery. Mankind Quarterly

 …an excellent example of research and scholarship in the field of anthropology. American Indian Culture and Research Journal

 " A valuable resource for archeologists, anthropologists and historican, and an attractive resource for readers coming from other social sciences of biomedical fields and interested in unraveling the mysteries of microorganisms that have ravaged humankind for millennia." HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology


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