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Big Burn: North American Great Plains fire layer re-proposed by Wisconson

A paper this week from the University of Wisconsin¬†announces a predictable conclusion to readers of the Tusk: The transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene is characterized by soil signatures of fire on a continental scale. The author’s geochemical analysis is helpful and welcome, but my children would have a pretty good shot at guessing what happened in olden days by simply‚Ķ
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question