Plague DNA from Late Antique Bavaria (via Contagions)

A post from my other blog, Contagions.

Plague DNA from Late Antique Bavaria The first plague pandemic was not recorded in Bavaria, or anywhere in the Germanic territory that I am aware of. The grave was not a typical 'plague pit'. It was a rich grave of an adult woman and a young girl (individuals 166 and 167) from a cemetery in Aschheim, Bavaria. With no visible signs of illness or trauma, the remains were sent for a full genetic workup where they a revealed big surprise. Ingrid Wiechmann extracted DNA from several teet … Read More

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