Third Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World Collapse

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H. Nüzhet Dalfes, George Kukla, Harvey Weiss
Springer Science & Business Media, 29 jun. 2013 - 728 pagina's
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Around 4000 years ago the advanced urban civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia and India suddenly collapsed. What happened? Did a prolonged drought cause the breakdown of social order? Recent discoveries from all over the world strongly support the suspected link of the collapse with climate. The volume presents the findings of more than 40 researchers and provides a review on the relevant information. It appears that a major shift of the precipitation pattern affected many parts of the world at approximately the same time, with disastrous effects on the nomadic populations of Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. Can a similar climate shift with a serious adverse impact on society happen again? In a world facing global warming, there could be many lessons to be learned from the experiences of ancient societies.
 

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Nile Floods and Political Disorder in Early Egypt
1
Environmental Change and Human Adaptational Failure at the
24
Western Khabur Drainage Northeastern Syria
39
The Scenario of Environmental Degradation in the Tell Leilan Region
107
Cultural Change in the Aegean c 2200BC
149
Chronometric Evidence for Settlement
172
Climate and the Eclipse of the Ancient Cities of the Indus
193
Scenarios
244
Geomorphologic Arguments for Mid to Late Holocene Environmental Change
321
The Late Holocene Environmental and Climate Shift in Russia
351
Environmental and Climatic Changes Between 3 and 5ka BP
371
Mid to Late Holocene Changes in Central Europe Climate and
401
Bronze Age Regression and Change of Sedimentation on The Aegean
430
Environmental Changes in Holocene Lacustrine Sequences from Karapinar
451
Proxy Indications of Holocene Winter Rains in Southwest Asia Compared with
465
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Holocene Climate Change and Man in the Present Day Sahara Desert
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