Remains of Ancient Plague Victim (IMAGE) Cell Press Caption This image shows the remains of a 20-year old woman (Gokhem2) from around 4900 BP that was killed by the first plague pandemic. She was one of the victims of a plague pandemic that likely lead to the decline of the Neolithic societies in Europe. Credit Karl-Göran Sjögren / University of Gothenburg Usage Restrictions Credit Required License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.