(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists from Stockholm University have found human remains in Siberia, which are more than four thousand years old. During the analysis, the bacterium Yersinia pestis was found on the skeletons, which causes the plague.
The data showed that the outbreak of plague occurred twice – 4400 and 3800 years ago. Due to the low level of medicine and several blows, the population of the region could not stand it, as a result, it all died out.
The discovery made it possible to accurately state that the population decline coincided with the emergence of the bacterium Yersinia pestis. These are prehistoric manifestations of the plague – a disease that later took millions of lives.
The remains of ancient inhabitants were found in Eastern Siberia. The gene pool of the northeastern peoples could have significantly decreased, and the surviving people could have moved to America. The models created by specialists show the cardinal demographic dimensions of the not most densely populated region of the planet.
It remains a mystery how the plague bacteria got to Siberia. This is a question that has yet to be answered.
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