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  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/03/2012 7:20:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/3/12 | Alister Doyle | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead...
  • Ancient Romans, Chinese Helped Warm Planet

    10/04/2012 8:25:35 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct. 4, 2012
    Ancient Romans, Chinese Helped Warm Planet ICE SAMPLES REVEAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Oct 4, 2012 1:08 AM CDT (NEWSER) – Human activity contributed to climate change long before the Industrial Revolution, according to new research. Scientists analyzing ice core samples from Greenland found a spike in emissions of the greenhouse gas methane during a 200-year period around 2,000 years ago, when the ancient Roman and Chinese empires were at their peak, reports the Los Angeles Times. Researchers believe the rise was caused by the widespread use of charcoal as fuel and the burning of...
  • Archaeological finds reveal prehistoric civilization along Silk Road

    07/27/2013 6:14:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Global Times ^ | July 25, 2013 | Xinhua
    Archaeologists have unearthed relics that suggest prehistoric humans lived along the Silk Road long before it was created about 2,000 years ago as a pivotal Eurasian trade network. An excavation project that started in 2010 on ruins in northwest China's Gansu Province has yielded evidence that people who lived on the west bank of the Heihe River 4,100 to 3,600 years ago were able to grow crops and smelt copper, the researchers said. The site is believed to date back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC - AD 220). Over the past three years, archaeologists have discovered a variety of...
  • Ruins of 2,000-year-old city found in China

    03/24/2010 6:08:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Times of India ^ | Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | unattributed
    BEIJING: Archaeologists in China have found the ruins of a 2,000-year-old city dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty, a report said Wednesday. The site, located near Fujiacun village in Fengcheng city in Jiangxi province, covers about 18,000 square metres and is surrounded by a moat, Xinhua news agency reported. About 30 metres of the wall surrounding the ancient city was still standing on its west and pieces of broken tiles were found scattered on the ground, it said. Villagers said they had seen stone implements at the site in the past, but none was found during a field trip...
  • Han Dynasty city ruins discovered in China's Inner Mongolia

    11/13/2009 7:02:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 504+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | November 11, 2009 | unattributed
    Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) city ruins have been discovered in Wuyuan County, Hetao Plain, China's Inner Mongolia. It's said that the scale of the city ruins is rarely seen in Hetao Plain. The city ruins are located in Taal Town of Wuyuan County, Bayannaoer City in China's Inner Mongolia and once covered with grassland. The city wall was about 2 km long and 1 km wide and is made up of compressed earth. The east wall is 2 meters high and remarkably preserved, while, the south wall has already collapsed and is now a road base 80 centimeters high...
  • Ancient tomb found underneath Yen Tu relic [ Han Dynasty ]

    06/15/2006 10:27:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 120+ views
    Vietnam News Agency ^ | 6/15/2006 | unattributed
    The arch brick tomb, located about 0.5 m below the relic, is 1.7 m wide and 6m long and is believed to date back to the 5th-6th century of the Han dynasty. Many pottery and china artifacts such as bowls, plates, jars and pots were also found inside and around the ancient tomb.