In this episode, we talk to Dr. Sharon DeWitte, a bioarchaeologist and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. We talk about health improvements after Black Death in London, feminist bioarchaeology, and secular trends in age a menarche in mortuary remains.
She has a new article in early view in AJHB called “Stress, sex, and plague: Patterns of developmental stress and survival in pre- and post-Black Death London” (early view 26 Oct 2017).
For more information about Sharon DeWitte’s work, check out her webpage at sharondewitte.wordpress.com/ or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Interview engineered, edited, & mixed by Chris.
The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.