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Medieval diaries aid scientists ascertain increase in hot spots due to global warming
...mth (890 - 1170) in the Northern Hemisphere during medieval
times and for clearly colder periods (1580 - 1850) during the so-called "Little Ice Age". Their key conclusion was that the 20th century stands out as having unusually widespread warmth, compared to all of the natural warming and cooling episodes d...
Once-dreaded leprosy 'replaced' by tuberculosis, say researchers
What caused leprosy ?a widely dreaded disease in medieval
Europe ?to fade from the scene? By the 16th centur...ion of DNA from human remains from the ancient and medieval
periods in Israel and Europe. In these examinations, the scientists found traces of both leprosy and...
Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history
...s ate fish in vast quantities. And over-fishing in medieval
Europe was a very real problem in the days of William the Conqueror and Leonardo da Vinci." However, the HMAP project is not all about "doom and gloom" and depleted fishing areas, he says. "We stress an understanding of the forces behind the changes...