Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Historically speaking....

This land mass was discovered nearly 300,000 years ago by various nomadic Asian tribes such as the Huns. Under their control, western Siberia flourished and  the establishment of trade posts and small communities became a regular phenomenon, virtually leaving Eastern Siberian lands uninhabited. Thus, Siberia and its Eastern taiga has virtually remained a ‘no man’s land,’ further emphasized by its extreme climate patterns (up to 40 degrees Celsius in summer, down to -62 degrees Celsius in winter) as well as its isolated distance from major urban centers. Additionally, Eastern Siberia historically has older flora and fauna as compared to Western Siberia, thus keeping in preservation the numerous habitats that occupy the taiga. Additionally, this area was covered by glaciers in the last Ice Age.

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