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Research Article

Ancient Skeletal Evidence for Leprosy in India (2000 B.C.)

  • Gwen Robbins mail,

    Robbinsgm@appstate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • V. Mushrif Tripathy,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune, India

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  • V. N. Misra,

    Affiliation: Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune, India

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  • R. K. Mohanty,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune, India

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  • V. S. Shinde,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune, India

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  • Kelsey M. Gray,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Malcolm D. Schug

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: May 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005669

About the Authors

Gwen Robbins, Kelsey M. Gray
Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, United States of America
V. Mushrif Tripathy, R. K. Mohanty, V. S. Shinde
Department of Anthropology, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune, India
V. N. Misra
Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune, India
Malcolm D. Schug
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Robbinsgm@appstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GMR. Performed the experiments: GMR VMT. Analyzed the data: GMR VMT. Wrote the paper: GMR KMG MS. Principle Investigator for Balathal Archaeological Site: VM. Co-Principle Investigator, Balathal: RM VS.