Science Notes – Getting to the core of it: examining silver mining through ice-core analysis

Science Notes – Getting to the core of it: examining silver mining through ice-core analysis

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Ice Cores

Fascinating work being done here with ice cores and reported by archaeology.co.uk.  Scientists are able to discover very interesting facts about silver mining and piece together timelines based on the structure of ice cores and glaciers.

The ice-core drilling site, under a dome tent, on Colle Gnifetti, in the Swiss-Italian Alps. (PHOTO: Antiquity and Dr N E Spaulding, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine) This month, we are discussing something new for Science Notes: ice-core analysis. This technique is based on the fact that, as […]

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