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Animal and Zoonotic Diseases in the Ancient and Late Antique Mediterranean: Three Case Studies

Michael Decker Maroulis Professor of Byzantine History and Orthodox Religion, The University of South Florida Few outside the world of veterinary health officials and those who work in the agricultural sector took notice when in June, 2011, The New York Times ran a piece trumpeting the eradication of the disease rinderpest, commonly known as cattle plague.[1] Officials in…

Plague Studies: A Preliminary Bibliography

Last updated 7/9/2020 Aberth, John. From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages. New York: Routledge, 2000. ———. Plagues in World History. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011. Agnellus, of Ravenna Abbot, and Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis. Agnelli Ravennatis Liber Pontificalis Ecclesiae Ravennatis Turnhout: Brepols, 2006. Alexander, John T. Bubonic Plague in Early Modern…

Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Genomics in Archaeology: A Literature Review

Caitlyn Coleman Introduction Archaeological research has had a considerable impact on modern discoveries. Studies on skeletal remains and mummified samples led to improvements in the research process for modern infections. Ancient DNA research has its challenges with controlling contamination and the fragmentation of the samples, but improvements in methodology such as Uracil DNA glycosylase (UDG)…

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