(Bio)archaeological Approaches to Disease and Death in Early Medieval France


Friday, June 24, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South lower level (also via Zoom webinar)
A roundtable discussion on an ongoing pioneering international investigation of anomalous burials in early medieval Gaul, and the evidence they provide about the so-called "Justinianic Plague". Featuring presentations by Philippe Blanchard (INRAP), Isabelle Catteddu (INRAP Grand Ouest), Valérie Delattre (Université de Bourgogne), Michael McCormick (Harvard University), Claude Raynaud (CNRS), Solenn Troadec (Harvard University), and Marie-Cécile Truc (Université de Caen). Sponsored by the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) and the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP), with the support of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, fostering French-American cooperation in science and technology. This will be a hybrid event; to join via Zoom, please register here.