Media interest in VICS paper

vics paper ice core sigl 2This week's VICS working group paper "Volcanic suppression of Nile summer flooding triggers revolt and constrains interstate conflict in ancient Egypt", published in Nature Communications, is attracting worldwide media attention.

Authors Joseph Manning, Francis Ludlow, Alexander Stine, William Boos, Michael Sigl and Jennifer Marlon show that the lack of critically important summer flooding in Ptolemaic Egypt (305–30 BCE) correlates with volcanic eruptions, leading to societal unrest.

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