Deception Island: ancient history preserved in penguin poop?

April 18, 2017

In 79AD, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy destroyed the Roman seaside towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum while simultaneously creating what became some of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites. A series of volcanic eruptions in a different part of the world—Deception Island off of Antarctica—has resulted in a different historic record. 

 

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Poo sediments record Antarctic 'Penguin Pompeii' 

By Jonathan Amos 

BBC News 

April 11, 2017

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