Rising from the ground inside a cave in China, stalagmites have been dated as far back as 640,000 years with an average growth of 10 centimeters every 1,000 years. Much like the rings that a tree forms in its wood, a stalagmite can reveal its age as well as the climatic events that impact its formation. The history of the cyclical changes in the earth’s environment such as ice ages, monsoons, and fluctuating solar radiation are forever locked within the composition of the stalagmite.
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