Climate Change Mass Extinction

News. Devastation. Evidence. Patterns. Movie Scenes. Music. Natives.

Thu12132018

Last updateSun, 21 Oct 2018 8pm

Drought Led to Collapse of Civilizations, Study Says

What happened about 3,200 years ago to bring about the collapse of not just one but a number of flourishing civilizations on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean?

Wars, pestilence, and sudden natural disasters have all been postulated as possible causes, but now, thanks to sophisticated pollen-sampling techniques and advances in radiocarbon dating, Finkelstein and his colleagues believe they know the primary culprit: drought, or rather a succession of severe droughts over a 150-year period from 1250 BCE to about 1100 BCE.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131024-drought-bronze-age-pollen-archaeology//p>