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V-shaped Pits in Regions of Ancient Baekje Kingdom Paleoparasitologically Confirmed as Likely Human-Waste Reservoirs
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-76769
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In a paleo-parasitological analysis of soil samples obtained from V-shaped pits dating to the ancient Baekje period in Korean history, we discovered Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and Clonorchis sinensis eggs. In light of the samples' seriously contaminated state, the V-shaped pits might have served as toilets, cesspits, or dung heaps. For a long period of time, researchers scouring archaeological sites in Korea have had difficulties locating such structures. In this context then, the present report is unique because similar kind of the ancient ruins must become an ideal resource for successful sampling in our forthcoming paleoparasitological studies.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Ovum / Parasitology / Archaeology / Soil / Humans / Sanitary Engineering / Republic of Korea / Helminths / Animals Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology Year: 2014 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Ovum / Parasitology / Archaeology / Soil / Humans / Sanitary Engineering / Republic of Korea / Helminths / Animals Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology Year: 2014 Type: Article