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Paleodemographic comparison of a catastrophic and an attritional death assemblage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12237934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this contribution is to examine the effect of an indiscriminate epidemic on a population to assess whether or not a catastrophic event can be identified from examination of paleodemographic data. Using paleodemographic techniques, the death assemblage from the Royal Mint site, London, a Black Death cemetery dated 1349 AD, is compared with that from St. Helen-on-the-Walls, York, which dates from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries AD. The Royal Mint site represents a catastrophic cemetery, while that of St. Helen-on-the-Walls is of an attritional type. Certain features of the paleodemographic profile of the plague victims suggest that the population had been affected by factors other than natural wastage. Three factors are proposed which may define an indiscriminate catastrophic event in preindustrial populations.
Authors:
Beverley J Margerison; Christopher J Knüsel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-18     Completed Date:  2002-11-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Burial / history*
Child
Child, Preschool
Demography
Disease Outbreaks / history*
Female
History, Medieval
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
London / epidemiology
Male
Middle Aged
Models, Statistical
Paleopathology / methods*
Plague / history*,  mortality,  pathology

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