Nato ASI Subseries I:

Third Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World Collapse

Editors: Dalfes, H. Nüzhet, Kukla, George, Weiss, Harvey (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Nile Floods and Political Disorder in Early Egypt

    Hassan, Fekri A.

    Pages 1-23

  • Environmental Change and Human Adaptational Failure at the End of the Early Bronze Age in the Southern Levant

    Rosen, Arlene M.

    Pages 25-38

  • Evidence for Mid-Holocene Environmental Change in the Western Khabur Drainage, Northeastern Syria

    Hole, Frank

    Pages 39-66

  • Environmental Fluctuations, Agricultural Production and Collapse: A View from Bronze Age Upper Mesopotamia

    Wilkinson, Tony J.

    Pages 67-106

  • The Scenario of Environmental Degradation in the Tell Leilan Region, Ne Syria, During the Late Third Millennium Abrupt Climate Change

    Courty, Marie-Agnès (et al.)

    Pages 107-147

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-64476-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Third Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World Collapse
Editors
  • H. Nüzhet Dalfes
  • George Kukla
  • Harvey Weiss
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
49
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60616-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60616-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64476-4
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 728
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