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Ancient plague dna found in tooth

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Current Event February 5, 2014

Ancient Plague DNA Found in Tooth


One of the first instances of a plague was found during the Roman Empire. The plague, which occurred during the 6th century, spread through Europe, Africa, and Asia. Today, an ancient burial site may hold DNA evidence of why and how it occurred. Listen to this story to learn the difference between ancient and modern bacteria.

Life Science Ancient Civilization

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AIR DATE: 01/29/2014


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