China Daily: the Great Wall, but not of China

Finding a Mongolian section of the Genghis Khan Wall made of many saksaul branches presented an unexpected opportunity. By radiocarbon dating, we could discover when the saksaul was cut and used. I collected three samples from the same location, where the Wall stood about 2.5meters high. Sample A was a fragment from a thick saksaul branch from the Wall’s base. Sample B was a fragment of rope, made of braided hemp and exposed on the mid-levelsurface of the Wall. Sample C was a fragment of a thin branch, retaining copper colored bark from the Wall’s top. To read the full article, click herethe Great Wall, but not of China

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