By Yeshe De Project, Yeshe De Project Staff
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Additional info for Ancient Tibet : research materials from the Yeshe de Project.
It flows through eastern Tibet where the Ngom-chu joins it at Chab-mdo. Flowing south, it reaches Yunnan where it is known as the Lancang Jiang, and entering Southeast Asia it is called the Mekong. It drains into the South China Sea south of Vietnam after a 2600 mile long course. DNGUL-CHU/NAG-CHU The dNgul-chu (Nu Jiang) is also known as the Nag-chu in its western course and gives its name to the Nag-chu-kha region. From its source in the lDang-la range, it flows across southeastern Tibet through Southeast Asia, where it is called the Salween.
Flowing south in Sichuan, it is known as the Yalung. It joins the Yangtze river in Yunnan. 'BRI-CHU The 'Bri-chu (Zhi Qu, Tongtian) arises in the lDang-la rang_e. In its upper course it has several branches, the largest of which is known as Muru Ussu or the Chu-dmar. Flowing through eastern Tibet and into China, the 'Bri-chu is also known as the Jinsha Jiang. It becomes the Yangtze as it crosses China. The world's fifth longest river, it empties into the Pacific after a course covering 3430 mHes.
Extensive marshland and swampland developed, where coal deposits were laid down as swamp plants died. The far northeast was drier though still subtropical, and giant horsetail plants and ferns now formed forests in the Kun-lun mountains, across lDang-la, and in parts of Khams. In this warm and moist climate, tropical plants flourished, and dinosaurs roamed the plateau. Fossils of Changdusaurus, Ancient Environment 43 a dinosaur of 150 million years ago, have been found in eastern Tibet in the Chab-mdo area.
Ancient Tibet : research materials from the Yeshe de Project. by Yeshe De Project, Yeshe De Project Staff