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Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?

Read about SESYNC postdocs Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg's research on the Justinianic Plague, as featured on CNN and in USA Today.
Graphic by Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath

 

Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?


Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?

A study of diverse datasets, including pollen, coinage, and funeral practices, reveals that the effects of the late antique plague pandemic commonly known as the Justinianic Plague may have been overestimated.

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