SOURCE: Science Magazine
Some researchers point to new evidence from archaeology, history, and genetics to argue that the Black Death likely did sow devastation in medieval sub-Saharan Africa.
Pollen frozen in ice in the Alps traces Europe’s calamities, since the time Macbeth ruled Scotland.
New data indicate the Black Death killed 45% of East England's population.
by Peter Temin
The Black Death led to an improvement in agricultural technology, changed the status of women, and increased wages.
The medieval Black Death led to better health for future generations, according to an analysis of skeletons in London cemeteries.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly.
SOURCE: The New Scientist
New DNA sequencing shows that the Plague of Justinian was in fact the bubonic plague.
by Stephen Mihm
How a European labor shortage after the plague led to greater economic equality.
SOURCE: Archaeology News Network
Workers building a new railway in London have unearthed 13 skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, archaeologists said on Friday.The remains were dug up at Charterhouse Square in central London during excavation work for the city's £15 billion ($22.7 billion, 17.4 billion euro) Crossrail project. Archaeologists believe the site could be the location of a plague cemetery described in medieval records, where up to 50,000 victims of the Black Death were buried. The plague wiped out a third of Europe's population between 1348 and 1353. "The depth of burials, the pottery found with the skeletons and the way the skeletons have been set out all point towards this being part of the 14th century emergency burial ground," said Jay Carver, Crossrail's lead archaeologist....
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