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Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal
Cornell Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2014 | Linda B. Glaser

Posted on 05/31/2014 6:06:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

A handful of tree ring samples stored in an old cigar box have shed unexpected light on the ancient world, thanks to research by archaeologist Sturt Manning and collaborators at Cornell, Arizona, Chicago, Oxford and Vienna, forthcoming in the June issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

The samples were taken from an Egyptian coffin; Manning also examined wood from funeral boats buried near the pyramid of Sesostris III. He used a technique called “dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching,” which calibrates radiocarbon isotopes found in the sample tree rings with patterns known from other places in the world that have already identified chronologies, such as the long European oak chronology or the bristle cone pine trees of North America.

Because the dating was so precise – plus or minus about 10 years – it helps confirm that the “higher” Egyptian chronology for the time period is correct, a question scholars have hotly debated.

But the samples also showed a small, unusual anomaly following the year 2200 B.C. Paleoclimate research has suggested a major short-term arid event about this time.

“This radiocarbon anomaly would be explained by a change in growing season, i.e., climate, dating to exactly this arid period of time,” says Manning. “We’re showing that radiocarbon and these archaeological objects can confirm and in some ways better date a key climate episode.”

That climate episode, says Manning, had major political implications. There was just enough change in the climate to upset food resources and other infrastructure, which is likely what led to the collapse of the Akkadian Empire and affected the Old Kingdom of Egypt and a number of other civilizations, he says.

“The tree rings show the kind of rapid climate change that we and policymakers fear,” says Manning...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.cornell.edu ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: agitprop; akkadians; catastrophism; egypt; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; ipihaishutef; sturtmanning
A view of Ipi-ha-ishutef’s coffin when originally sampled in 1938.

A view of Ipi-ha-ishutef’s coffin when originally sampled in 1938.
[S. Cristanetti, A. Whyte/University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute] The coffin of Ipi-ha-ishutef showing details of the decorations on the walls. This is the coffin tree ring samples were taken from

[S. Cristanetti, A. Whyte/University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute]
The coffin of Ipi-ha-ishutef showing details of the decorations on the walls. This is the coffin tree ring samples were taken from

1 posted on 05/31/2014 6:06:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
One of *those* topics, bigtime. Basically, as in much of his work, he's claiming that, unlike today, ancient carpenters cut down trees immediately before use, and used only the outside rings. Perhaps they were in hopes that someone would figure out how to date these finds sometime in the millions and millions of future years. Here's the buried lead:
But the samples also showed a small, unusual anomaly following the year 2200 B.C. Paleoclimate research has suggested a major short-term arid event about this time.
IOW, the "dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching" didn't really match after all. Hitch your wagon to the global warming hoax star, Sturt, nothing else has worked.

2 posted on 05/31/2014 6:10:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Here's the buried lead:
But the samples also showed a small, unusual anomaly following the year 2200 B.C. Paleoclimate research has suggested a major short-term arid event about this time.
IOW, the "dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching" didn't really match after all. Hitch your wagon to the global warming hoax star, Sturt, nothing else has worked.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 6:11:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Time machines - someone from the future went back and loaded them up with CO2.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 6:11:25 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: SunkenCiv

dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching

sounds like an event for the 2050 WInter Olympics!!


5 posted on 05/31/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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6 posted on 05/31/2014 6:18:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Joseph in Genesis time?


7 posted on 05/31/2014 6:18:37 AM PDT by Raycpa
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2764217/posts?page=5#5


8 posted on 05/31/2014 6:20:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

read later


9 posted on 05/31/2014 6:20:36 AM PDT by Ditter
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1764249/posts?page=35#35


10 posted on 05/31/2014 6:20:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

They found the Egyptian hockey stick!

11 posted on 05/31/2014 6:22:04 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Raycpa

That was my first thought too.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 6:25:32 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This is news: climate change that was not the fault of white male capitalists living in the US!


13 posted on 05/31/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: SunkenCiv
So, "climate change" caused one empire to fall - while shortly thereafter, another civilization rose (rarely does one superpower fall without another almost immediately taking its place).

So what?

Regards,

14 posted on 05/31/2014 6:27:56 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Raycpa

This is closer to the time of Babel and near when Abram was born


15 posted on 05/31/2014 6:32:42 AM PDT by impactplayer
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To: SunkenCiv

Geez, I thought climate had been consistent and static until modern man came along to screw it up with automobiles and factories.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 6:34:52 AM PDT by umgud
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To: trebb
It was the four barrel carbs on their chariots...
17 posted on 05/31/2014 6:38:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SunkenCiv

damm ancient Egyptians and their internal combustion engines and over-consumption of fossil fuels!


18 posted on 05/31/2014 6:39:32 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv
dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching

Yeah. That must be the archaeological equivalent of Prof. Michael Mann's "Hockey Stick" data manipulation. Fit the data to where you want your conclusions to go.

19 posted on 05/31/2014 6:39:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: left that other site

Obviously the fault of ancestors of Dubya!


20 posted on 05/31/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Night Hides Not

They should have stayed outta da Bulrushes!


21 posted on 05/31/2014 6:44:37 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought it was the ewoks of Endor but I suppose the big trees had something to do with it.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 6:46:10 AM PDT by xp38
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To: SunkenCiv
“The tree rings show the kind of rapid climate change that we and policymakers fear,” says Manning...

OK...rapid climate change happened some 4,000 years ago...So what...

Humm, so we are supposed to change our entire standard of living to attempt to stop something that has been occurring for eons...

Mann needs to lead the way, live in a hut like a bushmen did 4,000 years ago, I might pay attention...

23 posted on 05/31/2014 6:48:26 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: left that other site

A walk in the bulrushes produced one kind of leader, but the infamous “bushrushes” of today produced a small cohort of very different leaders.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 6:50:37 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Too bad they didn’t know to burn enough fossil fuels to provide a CO2 rich environment which would have allowed more food plants to survive with less water.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 7:06:10 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: MeshugeMikey
sounds like an event for the 2050 WInter Olympics!!

Feline radiocarbon wiggle match?

26 posted on 05/31/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; trebb

It was the styrofoam boxes that the McShwarma with Cheeses came in back then.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 7:18:46 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

ahahah THANK YOU!!


28 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: GladesGuru

Ancient Egyptians who refused to accept the concept of Anthropogenic Global Warming were in de Nile.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Too many SUVs in ancient Egypt? Or maybe, juuuust maybe, the “scientific community” is actually wrong about the source of the modern “Climate Change”???? NAAAHHHH!!!


30 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: left that other site

“Ancient Egyptians who refused to accept the concept of Anthropogenic Global Warming were in de Nile.”

Au contraire - Gorbul Warming caused the Nile flow to change which meant that those Gyppos were no longer in de Nile cause it changed.

Too many chariots can do that, Ya know?


31 posted on 05/31/2014 8:14:25 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
dendro radiocarbon wiggle matching

sounds like an event for the 2050 WInter Olympics!!

Nah, obama and reggie do that all the time!

32 posted on 05/31/2014 9:20:30 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

oh now theres a pretty picture!!...


33 posted on 05/31/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
If there is a winter in 2050. :)
34 posted on 05/31/2014 9:46:05 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

at the rate were going there wont be a spring summer or fall by 2050

Year Round WInter


35 posted on 05/31/2014 10:10:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think that would require that the Earth rotate on an axis perpendicular to it’s plane of rotation. I don’t know how much carbon dioxide that would take.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:38 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog
Im sure we'll be okay as long as obie has Suzie Rice on the job




37 posted on 05/31/2014 10:38:42 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: GladesGuru

Either the chariots, or the large amount of sacred Bull.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This has been reported in other literature

~2200BC ‘Major VOLCANIC eruption’. (possibly in/around Iceland, disrupting the North Atlantic and/or Arctic circulations).

Bitterly COLD winters & indifferent, occasionally poor summers.

http://booty.org.uk/booty.weather/climate/4000_100BC.htm


39 posted on 05/31/2014 11:32:19 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
It was the four barrel carbs on their chariots...

Basic misconception on your part: the chariots were lightweight and used for warfare. Four barrels of anything would have collapsed them.

The barrels of carbs--and proteins & fats, for that matter--were relegated to carts.

40 posted on 05/31/2014 5:32:44 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv
what led to the collapse of the Akkadian Empire and affected the Old Kingdom of Egypt and a number of other civilizations, he says.

Maybe the Akkadians should have tweeted out to #SaveOurPlanetAlGore. I am pretty sure that would have made a difference.

Seriously, when does one admit that one's research will never make one bit of difference to anyone...
41 posted on 05/31/2014 5:43:03 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Want to fell an empire. Put Democrats in charge.


42 posted on 05/31/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Rodamala

LOL I love that video!


43 posted on 05/31/2014 7:54:54 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: SunkenCiv
Hmmm...

Back later.

44 posted on 06/01/2014 1:28:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: smokingfrog

The original SUV.


45 posted on 06/01/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mike Darancette

> 20. “The Long Summer”, Brian Fagan, Granta Books, 2004

That’s the reference (not even a page number).


46 posted on 06/01/2014 2:38:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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