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.

North American Meeting
April 2017
Registration is NOW OPEN. 

The deadline for abstract submission has now passed - but click HERE for registration!

The workshops will be held on Tuesday 18th April, with talks and posters following on 18th & 19th. For more info!

The local arrangements website for the AAPA can be found here.


Come & join us on a tour in advance of the PPA meeting in New Orleans!

Monday 17th April, 2017 click here for more info!

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.





Nomenclature in Paleopathology

Concern for consensus and accuracy in the use of descriptive terms has been a longstanding concern of the PPA. Learn more about adopting appropriate terms in all communications and publications.

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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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