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19962019
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Research interests

Dong Soon Shin graduated from medical school in South Korea, trained as anatomist in graduate school, and currently studies paleopathology and biological anthropology as a professor in Seoul National University, South Korea. Over the years, his research interest has been mainly focused upon acquiring the scientific information of pre-modern people’s health and disease status in history.

Using research tools ranging from anatomical, histological techniques to various biochemical analyses, he has worked to reveal the changing patterns of physical or pathological traits of our ancestors at each stage throughout human history. His topics of study include the paleopathological work on ancient bones and research of viral, bacterial, or helminthic pathogens in archaeological human specimens. The studies were fruitful in that a vivid glimpse of the pre-modern people’s lives could be successfully restored, and thus, their actual health status and disease pattern were interpreted in more detail from medical as well as sociocultural perspectives. In order to obtain more successful outcomes of his research, his team is not only performing laboratory practices, but is also actively joining in fieldwork with archaeologists to investigate ancient graves or cemeteries worldwide. Studies are currently underway at archaeological sites in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, broadening the geographical range of research to enrich our understanding of human diseases in the past.

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Research Output 1996 2019

Open Access
hydrogen dehydrogenase
Clonorchis sinensis
Mummies
Electron Transport Complex IV
NAD

Effects of alternate dissection on anatomy learning

Kim, D. H., Shin, D. H. & Hwang, Y., 1 Mar 2019, In : Anatomy and Cell Biology. 52, 1, p. 69-75 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Dissection
Anatomy
Learning
Students
Crowding

Caries, antemortem tooth loss and tooth wear observed in indigenous peoples and Russian settlers of 16th to 19th century West Siberia

Lee, H., Hong, J. H., Hong, Y., Shin, D. H. & Slepchenko, S., 1 Feb 2019, In : Archives of Oral Biology. 98, p. 176-181 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tooth Wear
Siberia
Tooth Loss
Dental Caries
Skeleton

The Buchta-Nakhodka 2 burial ground: Results of archaeoparasitological and macro-remains investigations of samples from the burial grounds of the 6th–13th century CE on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia

Slepchenko, S., Kardash, O., Ivanov, S., Afonin, A., Shin, D. H. & Hong, J. H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 23, p. 791-799 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

funeral
Russia
Siberia
cultural relations
inhabitant

Traumatic injury in a cranium found at Rakhigarhi cemetery of Harappan civilization as anthropological evidence of interpersonal violence

Lee, H., Waghmare, P., Kim, Y., Hong, J. H., Yadav, Y., Jadhav, N., Shin, D. H. & Shinde, V., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 23, p. 362-367 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

cemetery
civilization
violence
trauma
structural violence

Prizes

Editorial Board Member

Dong Hoon Shin (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other distinction

archaeology
Asia

Editorial Board Member

Dong Hoon Shin (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other distinction

Editorial Board Member

Dong Hoon Shin (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other distinction

Editorial boards

Kavli Frontiers of Science

Dong Hoon Shin (Recipient), 16 Jun 2015

Prize: Other distinction

astrophysics
trajectory
science
cutting (process)
molecular biology

National Geographic Explorer

Dong Hoon Shin (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other distinction

Premodern
South Korea
Paleopathology
Field Work
Sociocultural Perspective