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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

Type: No information

Category: Helminths

Sub-category: Platyhelminthes

Taxonomical identification: Taenia sp.

First publication: No information

Other publication/s:
Le Bailly, M., Leuzinger, U., Schlichtherle, H. and Bouchet, F. (2007) « Crise économique » au Néolithique á la transition Pfӱn-Horgen (3400 BC): contribution de la paléoparasitologie. Anthropozoologica 42, 175–185
Bosi, G., Bandini Mazzanti, M., Florenzano, A., Massamba N’siala, I., Pederzoli, A., Rinaldi, R., Torri, P. and Mercuri, A.M. (2011) Seeds/fruits, pollen and parasite remains as evidence of site function: piazza Garibaldi – Parma (N Italy) in Roman and Mediaeval times. Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 1621–1633
Florenzano, A., Mercuri, A.M., Pederzoli, A., Torri, P., Bosi, G., Olmi, L., Rinaldi, R., Bandini Mazzanti, M. (2012): The Significance of Intestinal Parasite Remains in Pollen Samples from Medieval Pits in the Piazza Garibaldi of Parma, Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 27, 34–47
Le Bailly, M., Landolt, M., Mauchamp, L. and Dufour, B. (2014) Intestinal Parasites in First World War German Soldiers from ‘‘Kilianstollen’’, Carspach, France. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109543
Maicher, C., Hoffmann, A., Côté, N.M.L., Palomo Pérez, A.P., Saña Segui, M. and Le Bailly, M. (2017) Paleoparasitological investigations on the Neolithic lakeside settlement of La Draga (Lake Banyoles, Spain). The Holocene 27(11), 1659–1668

Description: Egg shell, 34 μm in diameter

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: In samples from archaeological sites.

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: The life cycle is completed in humans as the definitive host and cattle (Taenia saginata) or pig (Taenia solium) as the intermediate host. Humans acquire the infective larvae from eating undercooked meat (Florenzano et al., 2012).