Skip to comments.Population Control, Marauder Style (Chart/Graph Fail)
Posted on 12/20/2011 8:28:04 AM PST by fireforeffect
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Thanks for the ping...interesting thread!
Populous cities to Desoto might have been 15-25000, quite a big city for pre-indoor plumbing society. The people at Cahokia were supposed to be big shots and that’s the best estimate of their city.
Even so, it’s pure speculation that these were killed by Europeans or by interaction (disease, etc.) with the Europeans. Floods, famines, wars, plagues and droughts are much more likely candidates.
“...it does not appear to have ever struck before...
The article I read asserted that it *had* struck before, which was the primary support for their assertion that it was not caused by Spaniards.
“But when hanta does hit, it is remarkably deadly. Killed my sisters best friend in CO. Dead less than 36 hours after symptoms started, and probably less than four days after exposure. Symptoms somewhat similar to Ebola. Very nasty.”
My condolences to all concerned. Do they know how the friend was exposed? Prairie dogs, perhaps?
It probably was field mice or other rodents. The people who were going to clean out their horse stalls didn’t show, so she did it herself. Probably inhaled dust with the virus from rodent urine on it.
Three little kids. Very sad.
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