Remote Community in Ireland Survived a Millennium of Environmental Change

[ad_1] The peat-covered uplands of the North of Ireland are today used mainly for commercial forestry, sheep-grazing and outdoor recreation, but were formerly wooded and farmed. Credit: Helen Essell, CC-BY 4.0 Study finds social conditions key to long-term resilience during times of dramatic change. A remote community in Ireland was adaptable enough to persevere through […]

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Clear Evidence Links Astronomically-Driven Climate Change and Human Evolution

[ad_1] Figure 1. Preferred habitats of Homo sapiens (purple shading, left), Homo heidelbergensis (red shading, middle), Homo neanderthalensis (blue shading, right) calculated from a new paleoclimate model simulation conducted at the IBS Center for Climate Physics and a compilation of fossil and archeological data. Lighter values indicate higher habitat suitability. The dates (1 ka = […]

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