What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them

People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.

Michael Westaway, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Archaeology, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus archaeology pandemic skeletons plague sars-cov-2 outbreak disease pathology 1918-flu-pandemic black-death pathogens disease-spread pathogen skeleton bioarchaeology

Coronavirus and the Black Death: spread of misinformation and xenophobia shows we haven't learned from our past

Misinformation and "fake news" was also widespread during the Black Death.

Rachel Clamp, PhD Candidate in History, Durham University • conversation
March 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  fake-news  bubonic-plague  misinformation  black-death  coronavirus-fear

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