Forbes: Native American Winter Counts As Unique Archives For Climate Research

Forbes: Native American Winter Counts As Unique Archives For Climate Research. “Climate scientists can use various sources to reconstruct the past climate. Natural archives, like trees or glaciers, provide temperature and precipitation records. Written documents provide records of the weather and its impact on society. In Europe descriptions of notable weather events date back to medieval times. In Asia descriptions linked to the weather, like harvest time, date back to antiquity. But what about societies who didn’t develop written records? Well, there are other ways to keep a record of the weather.”