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31 May 2017

The Remarkable Things You See in Ice Cores-Like the Black Death

A new paper is out in the AGU journal GeoHealth and it shows something that is truly remarkable. Researchers looked at lead concentrations in an ice core from a glacier on the Swiss-Italy border. They wanted to know if there was a natural background of lead pollution and they pretty much got there answer. There is not. What’s remarkable though is how they found out: The Black Death. When the …

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