The ‘roof of the world’ was raised more recently than once thought

A fossil of an ancient palm tree is helping rewrite the history of the Tibetan Plateau

central Tibetan Plateau

WINDSWEPT PLATEAU  Today the central Tibetan Plateau, at an average of 4,500 meters above sea level, is known as the roof of the world. New fossil and geochemical studies suggest the uplift of the plateau may have happened more recently than once thought.

Tao Su

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