Geologists compare plant and lake bed data to ancient written records to try to explain ups and downs in Chinese civilisation. Photo: Alamy

The climate theory casting new light on the history of Chinese civilisation

  • Researchers say that when 500-year-long sun cycles brought warmth, communities flourished, but when the Earth cooled, ancient societies collapsed
Topic |   China science

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Geologists compare plant and lake bed data to ancient written records to try to explain ups and downs in Chinese civilisation. Photo: Alamy
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