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Rapid mid-Holocene warming triggered the onset of a farming society in Northern Europe

Joint Press Release:
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
University College London

In a recently published article in the renowned journal Scientific Reports, IOW scientists present the outcome of detailed studies on the temperature development during the Holocene in the Baltic region which they conducted together with an international team of geologists, geochemists, archaeologists and fishery biologists. The resulting temperature record reveals explanations for simultaneously occurring human demographic and cultural changes.

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