Unusual Parasites Plagued Bronze Age Fen Folk And Their Dogs

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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

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