Late Third Millennium Abrupt Climate Change and Social Collapse in West Asia and Egypt

  • Harvey Weiss
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 49)


The palaeoenvironmental record for the 2200 BC abrupt climate change is synthesized. Alternative explanations for synchronous and extended Old World social collapse are examined and rejected. Quantification of the abrupt climate change is necessary if we are to understand its social consequences.


Dust Storm Lake Level Dust Event Abrupt Climate Change Intermediate Period 
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  • Harvey Weiss
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  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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