Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD

  title={Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD},
  author={Ulf B{\"u}ntgen and Vladimir S. Myglan and F C Ljungqvist and Michael McCormick and Nicola Di Cosmo and Michael Sigl and Johann H. Jungclaus and Sebastian Wagner and Paul J Krusic and Jan Esper and Jed O. Kaplan and Michiel de Vaan and J{\"u}rg Luterbacher and Lukas Wacker and Willy Tegel and Alexander V. Kirdyanov},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Societal upheaval occurred across Eurasia in the sixth and seventh centuries. Tree-ring reconstructions suggest a period of pronounced cooling during this time associated with several volcanic eruptions. Climatic changes during the first half of the Common Era have been suggested to play a role in societal reorganizations in Europe1,2 and Asia3,4. In particular, the sixth century coincides with rising and falling civilizations1,2,3,4,5,6, pandemics7,8, human migration and political turmoil8,9… 

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