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

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