Climate change linked to Indus civilization decline
- Recent study shows that sudden climatic changes that took place before 4,100 years may have led to demolition of old cities and civilizations. Scientists derived at this finding after researching on a collection of snail shells found in the sediments of the prehistoric lake bed.
- They had analysed the oxygen isotopes of these shells to learn about the rainfall at the lake, where the snails had existed several years ago. The complete research helped them to know why some of the leading cities in Indus Valley Civilisation, also called as Harappan Civilisation, were abandoned.
- Furthermore, they linked the new findings of declination of Indus cities, to the universal scale climate change and its effects on Old Empire of Egypt, the Early Bronze Age civilisations of Crete and Greece, and the Akkadian kingdom of Mesopotamia
- Decline of Indus Valley civilisation
- Bronze Age