Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice - The Atlantic


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Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet. via Pocket
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3 days ago by thewavingcat
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Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for…
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5 days ago by patrick
Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet. May 16, 2018 at 03:30AM
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5 days ago by colin.eide
Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.
6 days ago by sonicrocketman
Oskari Porkka / Gilmanshin / Shutterstock / Katie Martin / The Atlantic On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected…
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6 days ago by breau
Neat work using arctic ice records as a proxy for Ancient Rome’s economic activity
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7 days ago by acdha
Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice - The Atlantic - https://t.co/zpBX4XDBbK

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7 days ago by mikelynch
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Oskari Porkka / Gilmanshin / Shutterstock / Katie Martin / The Atlantic On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected…
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8 days ago by AramZS
Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.
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Oskari Porkka / Gilmanshin / Shutterstock / Katie Martin / The Atlantic On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected…
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8 days ago by yorlt
We can now read ancient Rome's economic booms and recessions... in Greenland's ice sheet, reports
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9 days ago by JanWillemSwane
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9 days ago by artlung
RT : This is amazing.
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9 days ago by joostvanderborg
But for all those years, the source material for the arguments have remained largely the same. Archeologists can locate new sites and excavate for coins, plates, or jewelry; scholars can read and reread Roman writers like Cicero, Sallust, and Catullus, who all documented Caesar. These have been the techniques for learning about Rome for centuries, and they are indispensable. But lately, they have been joined by something new.

On Monday, scientists announced the discovery of an entirely new resource that has the potential to remake some of those centuries-old arguments over Roman politics and history. A team of archeologists, historians, and climate scientists have constructed a history of Rome’s lead pollution, which allows them to approximate Mediterranean economic activity from 1,100 b.c. to 800 a.d. They found it hiding thousands of miles from the Roman Forum: deep in the Greenland Ice Sheet, the enormous, miles-thick plate of ice that entombs the North Atlantic island.

In short, they have reconstructed year-by-year economic data documenting the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and Empire. The first news of the record was published Monday afternoon in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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9 days ago by lemeb
We can now read ancient Rome's economic booms and recessions... in Greenland's ice sheet
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9 days ago by thatgoodnight
I read a LOT of climate-related studies. This is far and away the most fascinating one I’ve seen in a long time:
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9 days ago by mathewi
Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet. via Pocket
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9 days ago by Werderbach
I read a LOT of climate-related studies. This is far and away the most fascinating one I’ve seen in a long time:
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9 days ago by TracyWMeyer
Lunch reading:



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9 days ago by vruba
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