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J Anthropol Res. 1982 Spring;38(1):108-27.

New World depopulation and the case of disease.

Abstract

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The decline of the indigenous population of the Americas after the European conquest is examined. In particular, the impact of epidemic diseases is evaluated, and a methodology is offered that blends ethno-historical accounts with medical information and data on analogous outbreaks. The method is illustrated using smallpox data for the Andean region at the end of the sixteenth century.

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12312908
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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