Recent study shows that a plague may have caused the death of ancient Siberians

An analysis of Bacterium DNA found in two skeletons dating to roughly 4,000 years ago may have led to the death of ancient Siberians. The plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis, infected people living west of lake Baikal.   The genetic study also suggests that the plague might have led to collapses in the population there, and influenced the genetic […]