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The Dark Ages - Were They Darker Than We Imagined?

The Dark Ages - Were They Darker Than We Imagined?

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Te Dark Ages
Were They Darker 
Than We Imagined?
By Greg Bryant
 
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s we approach the end   S Millim,  vi i i i    l mll x  
in the pge  Univee. Inee, exept  eeting n the ad 837ppitin  Hlley’ Cmet (when it hl hve een  ight 
 Veu  woul hve move through 60 egree o ky i oe y  it
  j 0.03 au m E— im l  Hkk i
1996), you my well woer wht we oul ler rom y troomil
v   m     g.
Ay hitory text will y tht the Drk Age reer to the perio er
 ll   Rm Emi i  mil   1 Millim (i
 w ot poore y the Itertiol Drk Sky Aoitio). It w 
time whe Europe ivilitio tgte—eve tht term i  geerou
eiptin  the living tn n il etting  the next ew
i. I   , v, “Dk Ag”   li  
ew er o oil uphevl over the lt everl thou yer, whih ft
i il i  ’   — i m,   ilmil imlii ill  m .
Physical Aspects Of The Dark Ages
 
Let’ frt look t the oet o “the” Drk Age i the ixth etury
ad. Te Rmn Empie w fnihe, nthing w hppening in theiene, n we w hppening in nte. Te Itlin hitin
Flviu Ciooru wrote out oitio tht he experiee urig 
  ad 536:
“Te Sn...eem t hve lt it wnte light, n ppe  
li l. W mvl       i  , l  mig vig   S’   i l,   m i m  li lg g lm  l . W v   mm i . T  v ill   i, []  i i i.”O i   im i imil ii:
Proopiu: “...urig thi yer  mot re portet took ple. For
the Su gve orth it light without righte... it eeme exeeigly
 
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lik  S i li,   m i    l.”
Lyu: “Te Su eme im...or erly the whole yer...o tht the
i  kill   l im.”Mil  Si : “T S m k  i k l ig m. E  i     ,  ill
thi light w oly  eele how...the ruit i ot ripe  the wie
 lik  g.”
 W thi  ll phenmenn? Aing t the k Vlne the Wl, D. imthy Bttn h nte tht thee w  mll
eruptio o the volo Mt. Veuviu i ad 536. Coul thi e the ue?
I m ll v i    (lg  i m mll   ig   ad 79),  i   ll   imil ii   xi   l.
I Chi, “the tr were lot rom view or three moth”. Reor
inite tht the light m the Sn imme, the expete in i
ot evetute,  ow w ee i the mile o ummer. Fmie w
 i,  i  mi   mil,  Em  il.B lk   g  g,   m  lg.T Jii Plg, m   Bzi Em   im,i   v g i l Ai,  i Eg,  
me it wy thgh Epe. By me nt, it w    the
Blk D i “lg” E i  Mil Ag.
A Different Branch of the Picture
Mike Billie i Pe  Pleelgy t Qeen Univeity,
Belt, Norther Irel. He i  uthority o tree rig  their ue
i ig i v (v ,     “ig”  i k 
it grow—goo yer re repreete y thik rig while  yer rerepreete y thi rig). He oute  omplete ( otiuou)
eview  nnl gll tee gwth ptten ve the lt 5,000 ye
     fv mj viml k  

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