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Dangerous Places: Health, Safety, and Archaeologyby David A. Poirier
Synopses & Reviews
Over the last decade, North American archaeologists have become increasingly aware that numerous biological and man-made hazards pose significant health risks for field researchers. The present collection is the first descriptive and analytical volume on the health safety issues that confront Americas archaeological community.
About the Author
DAVID A. POIRIER is Staff Archaeologist, Connecticut Historical Commission.KENNETH L. FEDER is Professor of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University.
Table of Contents
Ticked off: Lyme disease and archaeologists / Nicholas F. Bellantoni — Rabies: a short discourse / Tom Morganti and Nan Tartt — The fungus among us: Coccidioidomycosis ("Valley Fever") and archaeologists / T. Michael Fink and Ken K. Komatsu — Of mice and men: what archaeologists should know about hantavirus and plague in North America — Histoplasmosis: The poop on occupational mycoses in archaeological contexts / Rob Ferguson — Nasty little things: molds, fungi, and spores / Paul S. Sledzik — Smallpox and other scourges of the dead / Thomas A.J. Christ — Archaeologists and parasites: the real scoop on poop (and other worries) / Leslie Hunt Driscoll — Old cemeteries, arsenic, and health safety / John L. Konefes and Michael K. McGee — Former manufactured gas plants and other coal-tar industrial sites / Allen W. Hatheway — Beneath city streets: brief observations on the urban landscape / Michael Roberts — Dig fast, die young: unexploded ordnance and archaeology / Dana C. Linck and Joe W. Vann III — Get the lead out / Cece Saunders and Susan R. Chandler — Chemical soup: archaeological hazards at western ore-processing sites / Ronald L. Reno, Stephen R. Bloyd, and Donald L. Hardesty — A final forewarning: practical steps to providing archaeologists with safe working environments / James C. Garman.
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