November 7, 2011

Ancient, Living Trees Reveal Roman Era Drought

Univ. of Arizona, University of Arizona

Univ. of Arizona

A new study at the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has revealed a previously unknown multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at intervals throughout our past.

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TAGGED: Dendrochronology, Roman Empire, Drought, Trees