Ancient Plague Strains in Kyrgyzstan

The process of mapping ancient Yersinia pestis¬†(plague) strains along the central Asian mountain chain, or greater Himalayas continues. Up to now, most of the living ancient strains have been mapped in Tibet/western China and a few scattered other places (Cui et al, 2010).¬† Russian scholars have a released data on mapped ancient strains of Yersinia... Continue Reading →

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A winter’s worth of work

Its well into spring now and my blogging has perhaps hit an all time low. I have been working on a project that I will write about more later this year. I've been reading a lot about environmental history, not the usual material for this blog. Some of it is listed below. It's a sample... Continue Reading →

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