Oswaldo Cruz Foundation an institution in the service of life

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Archeopaleontological Collection

Archaeopaleontological collection aims to preserve and provide for scientific research unique and unrecoverable material from ancient times, which can be confronted with current samples and, thus, to support the formation of specialists and studies on the history of diseases from the past to the presente, the distribution of parasite and host species and their pathways for dispersal and migration, biological, ecological and cultural relationships, as well as paleoepidemiological studies, disease ecology and prediction models of future occurrence, based on inferences from environmental and climate changes.

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