Historical case studies on pandemics

(Kiel University) Whether it's the plague, cholera or currently COVID-19: epidemics are part of human history. Long before there were vaccinations or microscopes for the investigation of pathogens, societies had to develop coping strategies. These are described in the brochure 'Distant Times so Close: Pandemics and Crises reloaded', which is the first in a series of historical-archaeological publications on current topics published by the Cluster of Excellence 'ROOTS - Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies' at Kiel University (CAU).
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