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The International Journal of Paleopathology (IJPP) carves out a dedicated academic space for communication, collaborations and cutting-edge research in paleopathology - human and non-human. The journal seeks to encourage research and foster interdisciplinary communication. The IJPP accepts submissions towards Special Issues reflecting key themes within paleopathology, along with research articles, case-studies of impact, brief communications, and technical notes.

Editor-in-Chief: Anne Grauer

Associate editors: Angela Lieverse, Simon Mays, Megan Perry, Richard Thomas and Anne Titelbaum 

Volume 41 is in progress! 

Check out the latest published papers here 

Volume highlights


With these papers, The Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors and Advisory Board members of the IJPP seek to celebrate and promote scientific contributions that influence our field. Articles will be selected based on the potential impact on our field and other disciplines, and the broader interest beyond the academy.

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Volume Highlights - V. 40

'The association between skeletal lesions and tuberculosis in a pre-antibiotic South African sample' 

By Rethabile Masiu, Dorthe Dangvard Pederson, Lawrence Hill, and Maryna Steyn

This collaborative study explores the potential of using a wide range of skeletal lesions to accurately diagnose the presence of tuberculosis. The authors pay close attention to the biases and issues inherent to the analysis of disease in the past, while remaining optimistic that skeletal analysis, coupled with careful statistical application, can shed light on the complex relationships between health, disease, and human intersectional life experiences. 


This article is freely available until 31st July 2023.

Recent Special issues

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Disability and care in Western Europe during Medieval times: a bioarchaeological perspective

Edited by Ileana MicarelliLorna TilleyMary Anne Tafuri

Ancient Rare Diseases: Definition and concept of “rare” in paleopathology

Edited by Julia Gresky, Emmanuele Petiti

Special Issue: Paleopathological Research in Continental China

Edited by Elizabeth Berger, Kate Pechenkina

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Contact the IJPP Editor-in Chief, Anne Grauer!

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