Ancient Climate Change Rocked Tibetan Cultures, Research Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 22, 2007   View Article

An abrupt change in weather 700 years ago may have forced people on the Tibetan plateau to abandon their farms and reorganize their society, an anthropologist says.

Mark Aldenderfer of the University of Arizona is leading a research project in far western Tibet to piece together how the Asian monsoon—a system of summer winds that brings heavy rain—shifted and how the culture adapted.

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