Plague May Have Caused Die-Offs of Ancient Siberians

Plague May Have Caused Die-Offs of Ancient Siberians
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Ancient people brought the plague to Siberia by about 4,400 years ago, which may have led to collapses in the population there, a new genetic analysis suggests.

That preliminary finding raises the possibility that plague-induced die offs influenced the genetic structure of northeast Asians who trekked to North America starting perhaps 5,500 years ago.

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