How medieval societies dealt with natural disasters

11/20/2013 | InsideScience.org

Medieval societies were surprisingly well-organized when it came to responding to natural disasters, according to a paper published by geographer David Petley and archaeologist Chris Gerrard, both of Durham University in England. Local governments and organizations often took the lead in terms of disaster response, the researchers found. "It would be local landowners -- as they accumulated assets and had more potential losses in disasters, they started to develop structures that would effectively insure them against the risk," Petley noted.

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