Ancient megadrought may explain civilization’s ‘missing millennia’ in Southeast Asia

Laos is now wet and verdant, but new findings suggest it experienced a 1000-year megadrought starting about 5000 years ago. A megadrought that lasted more than 1000 years may have plagued Southeast Asia 5000 years ago, setting up dramatic shifts in regional civilizations, suggests a new study of cave […]

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