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Abrupt climate change drove early South American population decline

May 10, 2019 - General

Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new UCL research.

Patagonia landscape [Credit: Celine Harrand/Flickr]The study, published in Scientific Reports, is the first to demonstrate how widespread the decline was and the scale at which population decline took place 8,000 to 6,000 years ago.

“Archaeologists working in South America have broadly known that some…

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