Paleopathology is the study of ancient diseases in humans and animals. The Paleopathology Association was formed in 1973 by U.S. and Canadian scientists. Today, the PPA is a global community composed of researchers and students with backgrounds in physical anthropology, archaeology,  medicine, biology, and zoology. Membership is open to all who are interested and dedicated to sharing information, ideas and resources that help us understand health and disease in the past.

Call for Poster Symposia

Proposals are now sought for poster symposia for presentation at the next North American meeting of the PPA (April 18-19, 2017) in
New Orleans. Please send symposium proposals to
by 30th August 2016.

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International Journal of Paleopathology


The IJPP is the flagship journal of the
Paleopathology Assocation.

We accept submissions of major research articles, case-studies of impact, brief communications, and technical notes, along with Special Issues which reflect key themes within paleopathology.





PPA Newsletter

The Paleopathology Newsletter (PPNL) is issued quarterly. Subscription to the PPNL is a PPA member benefit.

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Student Group

 The PPA Student Group is open to all student members of the PPA. The Student Group (SG)

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