The BlackDeathNetwork is not only in medieval mass burials, but here is another new discovery, dating to the 16th century from Ellwangen in eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Rescue excavations in the center of the town Ellwangen brought a burial with around 50 deads. DNA analysis, realized by the Tübingen research group of Johannes Krause, revealed DNA of yersinia pestis.
By now there is only a short newspaper report in German:
- In Ellwangen grassiert im 16. Jahrhundert die Pest. Schwäbische.de (13.9.2014) – http://www.schwaebische.de/region_artikel,-In-Ellwangen-grassiert-im-16-Jahrhundert-die-Pest-_arid,10083297_toid,290.html