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Ancient faeces reveals early settler parasite infection

Ancient faeces reveals early settler parasite infection Researchers picking though 8000-year-old human faeces have identified the earliest evidence of intestinal parasite infection in the mainland Near East. A team led by archaeologist Piers Mitchell of Cambridge University in the UK travelled to the well preserve remains of a prehistoric village called Çatalhöyük, in southern Anatolia. The site was occupied from about 7500 to 5700 BCE, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from the extraordinarily good state of…

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