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 ...
I’m taking Mrs. Renfield to Charleston to celebrate our 25th anniversary. I’ll be out of commission for a week or so.
What, in the name of St Noah of Webster, is a "regional interaction sphere?"
I find it impossible to read anything that uses “BCE.” It is an immediate giveaway that there is some defective thinking going on.
Shoot, I thought this was a Prepper article about the disease and trauma in the US during OUR coming collapse.
This article sounds like someone with something to prove to support his politically correct assumptions about our society now.
There was not a lot of evidence presented indicating that climate change causes those in the privileged ranks of soceity to bash in the skulls of those less fortunate. However, if I were Michael Mann, I would be very, very careful.
BC, on the other hand, means Before Christ. When exactly was that? If Christ is God, and God is eternal, then there cannot be a time before Christ.
Just to annoy these so-called "historian-experts," I play dumb and ask 'em what does "BCE" stand for?
"Before the Common Era."
"Oh? Common to what? Oh...I notice the zero point for your measurement JUST HAPPENS to correspond to Christ's birth...do you mind if I call it 'Before the Christian Era'?"
Then sit back, relax, watch the apopleptic fit set in. ;)
I took a technical writing class in college many moons ago. We had a guest speaker one day who handed out these neat triple wheels to generate buzz phrases to jazz up our work. Meant in complete satire, that sort of thing has clearly now become serious academic work.
Read about the buzzword generator here; worthwhile:
Cohen buzzword generator
Translation: Climate change berry berry bad; women, children, minorities hardest hit.
Technically, Jesus wasn’t born in 1 AD, but several years before.
How about “GAL” and stop obsessing about trivia like abbreviations for brevity?
The concept of “Common Era” dates back to the 17th Century - it’s nothing new. The designation CE/CBE was originally developed by Jewish scholars in the 19th Century to secularize scientific writing - Anno Domini just doesn’t pass muster in some cultures. Considering the contributions of Jewish academics in Europe, it’s quite understandable.
When they say climatic change do they by chance mean mass immigration from inferior cultures mixed with rampant homosexuality? Maybe I'm just projecting.
I think you see one whenver Chris Christie walks fast.
Hmm, I think in “normal people English” this translates to “They had a drought, then farmed their land to dust trying to continue to squeeze crops out of the soil.”. Do I get a cookie?
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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