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VIRTUAL - New Approaches to the Archaeology of Disease: Climate, Imperialism, and Malaria in the Indian Ocean

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm EDT

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Lecturer: Krish Seetah

Between 1855-59, the island of Mauritius, with a landmass of smaller than the state of Rhode Island, was producing about 10% of the world’s sugar.  The transformations that this intensification in cane production created had far reaching effects. In this talk, Seetah details a series of malaria epidemics that plagued the island from the 1850s onwards. He will discuss how archaeology is contributing to a clearer understanding of the historic context, and potentially, may be useful for contemporary studies of vector borne disease.

Virtual lecture which is part of the AIA Archaeology Hour series.

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September 21, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
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