ASH/HCC: Coherent Super Stories #25 - The Sod Men

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Mon Feb 7 13:56:14 PST 2011

On Feb 7, 3:22 pm, dvan... at (Dave Van Domelen) wrote:

>      As a final historical note, recent archaeological evidence suggests that
> the Kansas prairie is the result of man-made ecological disaster that played
> out maybe a thousand years ago, overfarming in the region that left things
> pretty messed up, and they'd only recovered as far as grasslands by the time
> European explorers arrived.  But I don't recall any evidence of fens, I made
> that up for the story.

I've always found ecological changed caused by ancient humans
endlessly interesting.  It really shows how much we're plugged into
the whole system, and how much things can change even with a small
force multiplier.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, the land that sensible soil
management forgot!

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