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Quote of the Day: November 30, 2011

"The number of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean declines sharply after 200, and pollution in ice cores, lake sediments, and bogs follows after. The downward slopes mirror the upward slopes in the first millennium BCE shown in 250. By then everyone was feeling the pinch. Bones from cattle, pigs, and sheep become smaller and scarcer in settlements after 200, suggesting declining standards of living, and by the 220s wealthy city dwellers were putting up fewer grand buildings and inscriptions."

--Ian Morris: Why the West Rules--for Now