Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Seth Bernard (ANCH ’12) weighs in for an article in the Atlantic on the striking findings of colleagues who have tracked Ancient Rome’s history with clues that laid hidden in arctic ice. The findings reconstruct year-by-year economic data documenting the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and Empire, and are now published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Seth, who is quoted extensively in the article, notes: “ The paper speaks for itself. It feels sort of like we’ve discovered the Americas…”

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Credit: The Atlantic