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New study sheds light on survivors of the Black Death
Date:5/8/2014

The Black Death was just the first outbreak of medieval plague, so the post-Black Death population suffered major threats to health in part from repeated outbreaks of plague," DeWitte says. "Despite this, I found substantial improvements in demographics and thus health following the Black Death."

In addition to the PLOS ONE journal article, DeWitte has a related article appearing in the current issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.


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Contact: Peggy Binette
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803-777-7704
University of South Carolina
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