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Monday, January 05, 2015

Annales Archaeologica Bedrockia

From the Annals of the Bedrock Archaeological Society, we read about investigations in Greece:

Science World Report
How an Ancient Village Survived the Greek Dark Age
Catherine Griffin
Jan 05, 2015 11:39 AM ES
... During the Dark Age, it's likely that the adoption of pastoralism led to the abandonment of settlements. Nichoria, though, was one of the few villages that remained occupied. The explanations for the sudden collapse of civilization have ranged from believing it was the result of the invasion of another society to a catastrophic climate event.
"We were exploring this as evidence for a possible climate event, but the soil samples came back inconclusive," said Flint Dibble, one of the researchers, in a news release. "We actually think that as more of these sites are abandoned in the Dark Age, the landscape becomes very stable, and the weather destroys more of what's in the top upper layers than the archaeological material buried deeper below. At this site, we have no evidence that the destruction of bone was the result of climate change."

And I believe Flint Dibble is Barney Rubble's second cousin, as well as Mr. Slate's nephew!


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