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.


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

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

North American Meeting
April 2017
Plans are underway for the 44th annual North American Meeting. 

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

Abstract submission and registration will open shortly. The local arrangements website for the AAPA can be found here.

Upcoming events

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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