PAMINSA´s were conceived as a stimulus to those academic spaces where paleopathology and bioarchaeology had flourished in the last decades. A meeting helping the internationalization of scientific production, the promotion of training opportunities, the contrast of different voices, tendencies and schools, and other benefits of the international scientific meetings would certainly be fertilizers to a whole new generation in progress. We are sure that the efforts of all those helped to bring PAMINSA meetings to reality were absolutely compensated by the increasing enthusiasm we see in the new faces of South American paleopathologist.

Words of Sheila Mendonza de Souza in PAMINSA III
Bridges and Transitions
Paleopathology Associacion Meeting in South America
Mantenimiento y Actualizacion: Jorge A. Suby (Argentina) - E-mail: