Plague: From the Late Neolithic to the Black Death
Phil Slavin, University of Stirling
May 21, 2020 · 1:30 pm—3:00 pm EDT · via Zoom – Registration Required
Program in Medieval Studies; Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Humanities Council
Recent advances in palaegenetics have taken our knowledge of plague history to new heights — in particular, in relation to the long and complex history of plague evolution. The talk will survey the main contours of plague evolution in a very long run, by focusing on its mysterious origins and outbreaks in Late Neolithic Eurasia, and its subsequent development until the infamous Black Death of the fourteenth century.
Pandemics in the Past: from Prehistory to (almost) the Present
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