Contact: Gerry Everding
Washington University in St. Louis
Caption: Map showing historically identified courses of the Yellow River and its historic mega-deltas. The 1938 course evolved after the dykes were destroyed to (unsuccessfully) prevent Japanese forces from advancing across the Central Plains.
Credit: Courtesy of the Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
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