Skip to comments.Disease and trauma within collapsing Indus Civilisation
Posted on 12/27/2013 3:02:52 AM PST by Renfield
During the third millennium BCE, the Indus Civilisation flourished in what is now northwest India and Pakistan. Between 2200-1900 BCE the culture was characterised by long-distance exchange networks, carefully planned urban settlements such as Harappa and Mohenjo Daro that had sophisticated sanitation facilities, standardised weights and measures, and a sphere of influence that extended over a million square kilometres of territory.
The culture was seemingly at its height when the end came (collapse attributed to climatic change) but recent research published in both the open access journal PLoS ONE and an earlier 2012 article in the International Journal of Palaeopathology has expanded on this hypothesis. A climatic collapse
Recent palaeoclimate reconstructions from the Beas River Valley demonstrates hydro-climatic stress due to a weakened monsoon system may have impacted urban centres like Harappa by the end of the third millennium BCE. However, the impact of environmental change was compounded by disruptions to the regional interaction sphere.
Lead author in both these studies, Gwen Robbins Schug, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Appalachian State University, explained, we assessed evidence for palaeopathology to infer the biological consequences of climate change and socio-economic disruption in the post-urban period at Harappa...
(Excerpt) Read more at pasthorizonspr.com ...
Actually, there was a very widespread climate disruption, streching from southern Europe, through the eastern Med region, through India.
Nations and cultures all over collapsed. Egypt, Old Babylon, Mycenaean Greeks and others all fell apart in roughly the same time.
An interaction sphere is an area that different cultures interact with trade, ideas, etc. The eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia are the earliest and best known. The term is used mostly in Anthropology and Economics. Globalization is the idea that all regions are now interrelated. Does this make sense?
Thank you for the response and I guess it could be expected for a professional journal to use 'terms of the art', but that one got my goat. You got to admit that it does sound like one of those buzz word generators without the background knowledge you brought forward. Thank you for the info.
Sure thing, it actually is a little more involved, but that is what it is in essence. Happy New Year!!!
Two words. Shrimp and grits.
It’s too bad there is so much pressure for academics to work in a “climate change” angle to their research, but, hey, she got funded.
Glad I won't be here to see it.
That Battle showed that Nappy had hid head up hid A##.
It’s a little bit of lip service. :’)
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