What can the archaeological and ethnohistorical records tell us about the way people adapt their health beliefs and attitudes to illness in the face of war, dislocation and persecution?

‘MEDICINE’ is a project funded under the EC Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, to determine concepts of health and healing from a culturally specific indigenous context, using a framework of interdisciplinary methods which integrates archaeological-historical, ethnographic and modern health sciences approaches.

The project explores concepts and pathways of ancestral belief systems that survive into the modern world and seeks to maintain a link between traditional indigenous approaches which are integral to understanding health conditions for the individual within their socio-cultural context, and modern approaches to medicine and health sciences.

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Saturday 9th November 2019
As a postscript to the final concluding views published in the blog https://www.andeanmedicine.net/blog/wider-lessons-and-cautionary-points-... I should turn to the population largely...
Salasaka Yachak
Saturday 9th November 2019
Ecuador has experienced many changes since I first went there as a graduate student in 1976 and many very recently, sharing the rapid change consequent on accelerating global dynamics. It...