DNA finds of Yersinia pestis

Several studies have dealt with the idenficiation of aDNA of Yersinia pestis. There are several arguments for a mutation of Y. pestis shortly before the 1347-53 pandemic. Probably there were different variants of Y. pestis involved. In order to understand the historical ecology of the Black Death and the role of 14th-century land-use practices and climate changes it will be crucial to trace the development of Y. pestis .

To date Y. pestis has been extracted from human skeletal remains at the following locations:

Yersinia pestis – larger map
(additions are welcome)

Cite this blog post
Rainer Schreg (2012, September 16). DNA finds of Yersinia pestis. The Black Death Network. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/m22j

Rainer Schreg

archaeologist professor in medieval and postmedieval archaeology at Bamberg university

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3 thoughts on “DNA finds of Yersinia pestis”

  1. It may be useful to add protein detection. I made that map on my German Google account, and I don’t know, if there is a possibility to switch to an English surface other than exporting.

  2. (I don’t think my first comment took, so I’ll try this again.)

    I’ve been meaning to put together a map like this for a presentation. Perhaps I’ll just add on to this one? You are looking for all confirmed Y. pestis finds of any date? Do you plan on adding protein detection as well or just DNA?

    Is there a way to see the google map directions in English? The site information is in English but the google apparatus is in German(?).

  3. I’ve been needing to put together a map like this one. Maybe I’ll just add on to this one? Is there anyway to see the google map directions in English?

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