29 May '12, 4pm

An Ancient Civilization, Upended by Climate Change

An Ancient Civilization, Upended by Climate Change

Peter Clift An arid mud flat in the Indus delta where geologists and archaeologists studied ancient climatic conditions. The Vedas , a collection of texts composed over 3,000 years ago in India, speak of a mythical sacred river called the Sarasvati from which the Hindu goddess of science and learning emerged. Hers was a river “surpassing in majesty and might all other waters.” But around 4,000 years ago, all was lost when climate change kicked in. That is the conclusion of a group of geologists, geomorphologists, archaeologists and mathematicians who joined forces to answer a question that has dogged scholars for centuries: what became of the Indus civilization? This colossal civilization rose about 4,500 years ago, flourished for 600 years and then began a steady and relentless decline. Previous scholars hypothesized that regional strife or a foreign invasion led to its u...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/an-ancient-civi...

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