Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm

Parasites aplenty riddled humans and their dogs at a swampy site in Bronze Age England. From left: Microscopic eggs of a fish tapeworm, giant kidney worm and Echinostoma worm found in ancient feces from the Must Farm site. (Black scale bar represents 20 micrometers.) (Credit: M. Ledger, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University) Around 3,000 years ago, people were going about their business in a marshy corner of eastern England known as The Fens. These Fenland folk had just built

Early fish tapeworms found at 'Britain's Pompeii' Must Farm

Prehistoric inhabitants were infected with intestinal worms from eating raw fish, experts say.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from BBC News

Unusual Parasites Plagued Bronze Age Fen Folk And Their Dogs

Parasites aplenty riddled humans and their dogs at a swampy site in Bronze Age England. From left: Microscopic eggs of a fish tapeworm, giant kidney worm and Echinostoma worm found in ancient ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

Ancient feces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

New research published today in the journal Parasitology shows how the prehistoric inhabitants of a settlement in the freshwater marshes of eastern England were infected by intestinal worms ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Ancient feces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites, Thu 15 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

Bronze Age Britons were infected with 'intestinal parasitic worms', study of ancient faeces finds

Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that prehistoric settlers living in the freshwater marshes of The Fens were infected by intestinal worms.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

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