Comments on: The Thousand-Year Graveyard http://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 By: C S Thompsonhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-29 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:30:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-29 I agree. I wonder where we are to draw the line when it comes to disturbing the graves of the dead. (I am referring to the remains of the graves discovered to be from the 1800s–which are certainly not ‘ancient’) I surely would not want my ancestors dug up and studied after they were laid to rest. I understand that scientific research and study is important but at what point do we say, enough?

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By: Steven Langhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-27 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:11:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-27 While it is true that this type of work is going on in many parts of the world, this presentation is beautifully done so as to make it more accessible to non experts. It is important for scientists to get the general public interested in their work, and I think this multi-media exercise is great. Well done.

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By: porkchophttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-26 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-26 this article is very badly in need of copy editing, does anybody read this stuff before it’s published? I refer to the print version, dont know if the online version is as bad.

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By: AQhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-25 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:37:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-25 Just to say that this is very common work all over the planet, I don’t understand why this site is cited here in Science news while tens of excavations of this exact kind are done every year by archaelogist of all historical and prehistorical periods… Ancient DNA? Disease identification? Health over the centuries? Everyday work for hundred of anthropologists in many labs…

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By: Bobhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-24 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:07:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-24 Is there any sensitivity that these folks are digging up peoples’ remains, and joking about sound dentistry??

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By: Carl Ottersenhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-23 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 03:34:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-23 Thank you all for this. I know the region quite well but not this place. I must come and visit one day when back in Italy. Always great to see innovative work matched by an excellent presentation. Looking forward to seeing more.

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By: Kati Salohttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-22 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:40:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-22 About the Black patina on tooth enamel. Is it mainly on occlusal surfaces? Do you think it may have to do with mercury treatment? I have studied 16th and 17th century burial ground from Turku Finland with two cases of syphilis and a few individuals with blackish colored occlusal surfaces of enamel. I was thinking could it be stains of mercury. I can send you a photo, if this sounds familiar or interesting.

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By: Yellow Monsterhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-21 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:41:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-21 Very very great work! Congratulations to Master Fornaciari and Co.

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By: Yellow Monsterhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-20 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:38:00 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-20 … of course Purple monster ;) of course !

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By: Nearly Departed | Tortured history of disease and deathhttp://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard/#comment-19 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:25:01 +0000 http://dfirstdev.aaas.org/?p=101#comment-19 […] http://spark.sciencemag.org/the-thousand-year-graveyard […]

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