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  • Catastrophic Climate Change Ends Bronze Age Civilisation

    on Aug 20, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Bronze age, Greece, News • with Comments Off

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    Archaeologists have long debated what caused the Late Bronze Age (LBA) world of the Eastern Mediterranean, a rich network of Aegean, Egyptian, Syro-Palestinian and Hittite civilizations to collapse about 1300 BC. Many scholars have cited warfare, political unrest and natural disaster as factors. But a new study supports the theory that climate change was largely responsible. Collapse of cultures Pollen grains from Cyprus provided the clue that a huge drought hit the region about 3,200 years ago. Inscriptions and clay tablets have described crop failures, famines and war all occurring during the same timeframe, suggesting

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