The source of the Black Death in fourteenth-century central Eurasia

  title={The source of the Black Death in fourteenth-century central Eurasia},
  author={Maria A. Spyrou and Lyazzat Musralina and Guido A Gnecchi Ruscone and Arthur Kocher and Pier Giorgio Borbone and Valeriy I. Khartanovich and Alexandra P. Buzhilova and Leyla B Djansugurova and Kirsten I. Bos and Denise K{\"u}hnert and Wolfgang Haak and Philip Slavin and Johannes Krause},
  pages={718 - 724}
The origin of the medieval Black Death pandemic (ad 1346–1353) has been a topic of continuous investigation because of the pandemic’s extensive demographic impact and long-lasting consequences1,2. Until now, the most debated archaeological evidence potentially associated with the pandemic’s initiation derives from cemeteries located near Lake Issyk-Kul of modern-day Kyrgyzstan1,3–9. These sites are thought to have housed victims of a fourteenth-century epidemic as tombstone inscriptions… 

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