PBS – The End of the Romans – Secrets of the Dead – Documentary – Korotkikh, Mayewski, McCormick

What if climate change and pandemics were the real causes of the decline of the Roman Empire? Scientists from a range of disciplines are accumulating clues to show that three successive waves of deadly epidemics and powerful temperature drops could have caused the collapse of the Empire — and draw frightening parallels to today.

This documentary features contributions from the joint research project  with Harvard University and UMaine/CCI – Science of the Human Past Project.  CCI research leaders, Paul Mayewski and Andrei Kurbatov.