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 at Seoul National University, South Korea. Over the years, his research interests have been mainly focused in pre-modern people’s health, and on diseases in history. Using research tools ranging from anatomical and histological techniques to various biochemical analyses, he studies the changing patterns of physical or pathological traits of our ancestors at each stage throughout human history.
Raffaella Bianucci is bioanthropologist at Warwick Medical School, Microbiology and Infection Division, The University of Warwick (UK). Her research interests focus on the history, modality of trasmission and biological profiles of epidemic diseases in past populations. She has a peculiar interest for human mummification practices in different areas of the world. She has worked both on Ancient Egyptian mummies, Dutch bog bodies and 18th to 19th century church mummies.