Hunting for Pathogens: Ancient DNA and the Historical Record

@inproceedings{Marciniak2016HuntingFP,
  title={Hunting for Pathogens: Ancient DNA and the Historical Record},
  author={Stephanie Marciniak},
  year={2016}
}
A commonly encountered scenario in the investigation of diseases in antiquity is that multiple evidentiary sources (eg, skeletal, historical, archaeological) rarely indicate the association of a specific disease with a given burial assemblage. In such contexts a diverse approach is beneficial, and this is exemplified with three Roman Imperial necropoleis (Italy, 1st–4th century CE) selected for this study. To explore archaeologically relevant human pathogens, a strategy of metagenomic shotgun… CONTINUE READING