Climatic changes during the past two millennia along the Ancient Silk Road

  title={Climatic changes during the past two millennia along the Ancient Silk Road},
  author={Zhixin Hao and Jingyun Zheng and Yingzhuo Yu and Danyang Xiong and Yang Liu and Quan-sheng Ge},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment},
  pages={605 - 623}
  • Z. HaoJingyun Zheng Q. Ge
  • Published 1 October 2020
  • History
  • Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment
The Ancient Silk Road has a history of more than 2000 years and gave birth to the diversities of culture between East and West. Climate change may have played a crucial role in this process and in the flourishing and decline of civilizations. In this work, high-resolution temperature reconstructions covering more than 1000 years along the Ancient Silk Road are reviewed, and the main characteristics of temperature and hydroclimatic changes are summarized. Four warm stages occurred that included… 

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