My article this week was about the researchers from an earlier blog post that I wrote who found the first human remains of someone who had cancer. This week, the same researchers found the first group of skeletons (According to the article, the group consists of three females and two males who here between the ages of 35 and 50 years old; the normal age range that people start to develop heart disease and stroke) who had atherosclerosis, the thickening of the wall of one’s arteries with plaque. As these plaque harden, they block your arteries that make it hard for blood to move through your body. This also according to the article, is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes. In the past, since there has not been a lot of remains found with this condition, this can shed some new light on the history and evolution of heart disease and stroke. This discovery will also shed some light on the causes of heart disease and stroke and compare them to the causes today and in turn show scientists the way in which these diseases have changed throughout the centuries. This will then lead researchers and scientists to predict how the symptoms of heart disease and stroke might change, what they could evolve to and the new ways in which these illnesses could be treated and prevented in the future. Once again, the importance of archaeology is highlighted here in the article. In order to learn about our present and to change the future, we must learn about the past especially when it comes to diseases since they evolve just as human do. If we can figure out what the causes of heart disease and stroke were back then, it will give us a better understanding of the diseases today which could also make a gateway for understanding other diseases such as obesity and diabetes since today, they all have similar risk factors.