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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Lecture

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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Lecture

25 May 2022 18:00

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The Friends of the South African Museum is an organisation open to people of all ages who are interested in learning and exploring the natural and social history of our country.

The focus of the Friends is to support and assist in the promotion of Iziko South African Museum and the work it does. At the same time Friends members have interesting activities and generate interaction between the diverse communities in our society.

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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Lecture

25 May 2022 18:00

R40 - R65

Dr Tessa Campbell, assistant curator, archaeology department Iziko Museums of SA.

Ancient disease in SA: what bioarchaeology and ancient DNA teaches us about tuberculosis, leprosy, brucellosis in the past.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the enormous and multifaceted impact disease can have on our lives. While COVID-19 is new to our species, we have a much longer history with some of our other pathogens.
This presentation focuses on what we can learn about the emergence, spread and evolution of tuberculosis, leprosy and brucellosis in SA.

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