Introduction: New Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care

Lorna Tilley, Alecia A Schrenk

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    The experience of serious illness or injury can have far-reaching consequences for both the individual and the community. At a personal level, disease impacts may range from temporary discomfort through to a permanent disability affecting any or all aspects of an individuals life, including perception of self and the nature of relationships with others, the ability to participate in society in a way that is fulfilling and, in the worst case scenario, the capacity to manage basic tasks necessary for day-to-day independent living. At a population level, the effects of disease may be measured in increased rates of morbidity and mortality and reductions in average lifespan, with repercussions for political stability, economic performance, cultural activity, social practice and social relations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care: Further Case Studies and Expanded Theory
    EditorsLorna Tilley, Alecia A. Schrenk
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Pages1 - 11
    ISBN (Print)9783319399003
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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