Skip to comments.Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans
Posted on 04/15/2010 7:24:19 AM PDT by decimon
ATHENS, Ohio (April 15, 2010) A new study led by Ohio University scientists suggests that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before the modern industrial era.
Chemical analysis of a stalagmite found in the mountainous Buckeye Creek basin of West Virginia suggests that native people contributed a significant level of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere through land use practices. The early Native Americans burned trees to actively manage the forests to yield the nuts and fruit that were a large part of their diets.
They had achieved a pretty sophisticated level of living that I dont think people have fully appreciated, said Gregory Springer, an associate professor of geological sciences at Ohio University and lead author of the study, which was published a recent issue of the journal The Holocene. They were very advanced, and they knew how to get the most out of the forests and landscapes they lived in. This was all across North America, not just a few locations.
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Ok, are Stalagmites the ones that point up or down? I can never get that one straight.
Sounds like more wasted Grant money to study this.
BTTT for later. Thanks for posting!
Is this from the esteemed Self-Loathing International?
These idiots want all humans to feel guilt for living.
I think the most practical solution is for all those who feel this way to dig a hole, lie down in it and have someone with some sense cover them up.
That way everyone is happy.
They don't have to feel anguish, and they don't harass everyone else. And all that good organic stuff that makes up their bodies is returned to mother earth to feed the hungry worms and insects.
It's a Win/Win/Win!
I can hardly wait for the MSM to blame Native Americans for global warming....
Just remember the "T" in Stalagtite as standing for "Top", then you can remember they're the ones that hang down from the ceiling.
That's the way I've always kept them straight.
I think science is becoming a joke. First I was taught we had nine planets now it’s eight. Time was altered by an executive order by Bush, so now Daylight Savings starts early and ends later. Science is still an opinion like everything else. They form a theory and spend their life trying to find the facts to prove it. Problem with that is, soon it becomes an obsession an and eventually you ignore others “OPINIONS”. The hell with science, can’t even find a cure for cancer, oh wait, CANCER ISN’T A VIRUS it’s a cellular defect. Probably why they can’t cure it. Also, to all hippie loving liberals out there, ever think Darwin’s Theory applies to the planet as well and we are doomed to be wiped out ? Just saying, strongest would survive and nothing is stronger than a mother.
I agree with you, and btw, cancer is fungal in nature ...
Now we know why the land bridge melted.
Please do not tell me that he is Jerry Springer’s brother.
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