Camposanto: Plague in the Venetian Republic.

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Fragmented human bone collected from the Camposanto cemetery on the Quarantine island of Lazzaretto Nuovo were assessed using the Mack et al (2016) landmark method. Part I provides ahistorical background including an abridged history of Venice and its population. Part II focuses on the analysis of fragments, including MNE and MNI counts. A total of 7,330 fragments result in a MNI=24 estimate. Part III explores whether the Camposanto cemetery can be considered a plague grave, assesses the applicability of the landmark method for assessing fragments, and reviews the significance of the MNI and age demographics within the historical context.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Franklin, Daniel, Supervisor
  • Obertova, Zuzana, Supervisor
  • Oxnard, Charles, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Apr 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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