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Additional resources for Ancient Tibet: Research Materials from the Yeshe de Project
Hemlock, holly, and ferns, as well as oak forests, grew in the Kun-luns, where the climate was quite humid. Tsaidam was wetter and warmer than today, evidenced by the discovery of fossil ostrich eggs. Forests there were composed of fir, spruce, birch, cedar, beech, and chestnut, in addition to gingkos and magnolias. Across the northern plateau a complex forestland flourished, including oak, hemlock, spruce, fir, pine, cedar, and beech, together with conifers, broadleaf evergreens, holly, ferns, and willows.
Followed by a third recent cold period between the 17th and 19th centuries. During these times, glaciers advanced, and temperatures dropped worldwide. The modem environment is the result of many millions of years of climatic changes and innumerable adaptations and migrations of ancient animals and plants. But both the recent Ice Age and the rapid rise of the plateau, which began at the same time, had a profound and lasting effect on Tibet, creating the high steppeland environment we see in Tibet today.
Earthquakes on the plateau are often shallow, while quakes in the mountain systems surrounding the plateau usually originate deeper in the crust. Since the tum of the century, six great quakes have taken place in and around Tibet: to the far west beyond the Indus in the Kashmir region in 1905; to the south in the Himalayas in Nepal in 1934; to the southeast, beyond the bend of the gTsang-po in 1950; to the northeast near Lanzhou (Lan-chou) and Tsaidam in 1920 and 1927; and near lHa-sa in central Tibet in 1951.