Potsherds as Proxy for Population data

I like this kind of research, where scarcity of written sources forces historians into innovation and ingenuity. Here, Carenza Lewis and her many volunteer archaeologists have counted discarded fragments of pottery to demonstrate the sudden reduction in consumption in Eastern England after the plague years 1356-50. Source: ‘Eye-watering’ scale of Black Death’s impact on Eng…

Source: ‘Eye-watering’ scale of Black Death’s impact on England revealed

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