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dc.contributor.authorLedger, Marissa Len
dc.contributor.authorGrimshaw, Elisabethen
dc.contributor.authorFairey, Madisonen
dc.contributor.authorWhelton, Helen Len
dc.contributor.authorBull, Ian Den
dc.contributor.authorBallantyne, Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Marken
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Piersen
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-21T23:31:26Z
dc.date.available2019-08-21T23:31:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-10en
dc.identifier.issn0031-1820
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/296096
dc.description.abstractLittle is known about the types of intestinal parasites that infected people living in prehistoric Britain. The Late Bronze Age archaeological site of Must Farm was a pile-dwelling settlement located in a wetland, consisting of stilted timber structures constructed over a slow-moving freshwater channel. At excavation, sediment samples were collected from occupation deposits around the timber structures. Fifteen coprolites were also hand-recovered from the occupation deposits; four were identified as human and seven as canine, using fecal lipid biomarkers. Digital light microscopy was used to identify preserved helminth eggs in the sediment and coprolites. Eggs of fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum and Diphyllobothrium dendriticum), Echinostoma sp., giant kidney worm (Dioctophyma renale), probable pig whipworm (Trichuris suis) and Capillaria sp. were found. This is the earliest evidence for fish tapeworm, Echinostoma worm, Capillaria worm and the giant kidney worm so far identified in Britain. It appears that the wetland environment of the settlement contributed to establishing parasite diversity and put the inhabitants at risk of infection by helminth species spread by eating raw fish, frogs or molluscs that flourish in freshwater aquatic environments, conversely the wetland may also have protected them from infection by certain geohelminths.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectAnimalsen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectHelminthsen
dc.subjectIntestinal Diseases, Parasiticen
dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.titleIntestinal parasites at the Late Bronze Age settlement of Must Farm, in the fens of East Anglia, UK (9th century B.C.E.).en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage1594
prism.issueIdentifier12en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameParasitologyen
prism.startingPage1583
prism.volume146en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.43142
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-29en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10en
dc.contributor.orcidLedger, Marissa L [0000-0002-5501-6590]
dc.contributor.orcidWhelton, Helen L [0000-0002-0844-9916]
dc.contributor.orcidBull, Ian D [0000-0002-5881-5654]
dc.contributor.orcidBallantyne, Rachel [0000-0002-6506-3163]
dc.contributor.orcidMitchell, Piers [0000-0002-1009-697X]
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8161
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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