Environmental Roots of the Late Bronze Age Crisis
- D. Kaniewski, E. Van Campo, J. Guiot, S. Le Burel, T. Otto, C. Baeteman
- Environmental Science, HistoryPLoS ONE
- 14 August 2013
The statistical analysis of proximate and ultimate features of the sequential collapse reveals the relationships of climate-driven famine, sea-borne-invasion, region-wide warfare, and politico-economic collapse, in whose wake new societies and new ideologies were created.
Late second–early first millennium BC abrupt climate changes in coastal Syria and their possible significance for the history of the Eastern Mediterranean
The 4.2 ka BP event in the Levant
- D. Kaniewski, N. Marriner, R. Cheddadi, J. Guiot, E. Van Campo
- Environmental Science, GeographyClimate of the Past
- 17 July 2018
Abstract. The 4.2 ka BP event is defined as a phase of environmental stress characterized by severe and prolonged drought of global extent. The event is recorded from the North Atlantic through…
Primary domestication and early uses of the emblematic olive tree: palaeobotanical, historical and molecular evidence from the Middle East
- D. Kaniewski, E. Van Campo, T. Boiy, J. Terral, B. Khadari, G. Besnard
- HistoryBiological Reviews of The Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 November 2012
It is argued that advances in radiocarbon chronology, palaeobotany, genetics, and archaeology‐history have profoundly refined the history of olive trees in the Middle East, and the heartland of primary olive domestication must be enlarged to the Levant and not only focus on the Jordan Valley.
Middle East coastal ecosystem response to middle-to-late Holocene abrupt climate changes
- D. Kaniewski, E. Paulissen, E. Van Campo, M. al-Maqdissi, J. Bretschneider, K. Van Lerberghe
- Environmental Science, GeographyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 16 September 2008
Palynological data from an 800-cm alluvial sequence cored in the Jableh plain in northwest Syria have been used to reconstruct the vegetation dynamics in the coastal lowlands and the nearby Jabal an Nuşayriyah mountains for the period 2150 to 550 B.C.
Late Holocene high resolution palaeoclimatic reconstruction inferred from Sebkha Mhabeul, southeast Tunisia
Nile Delta's sinking past: Quantifiable links with Holocene compaction and climate-driven changes in sediment supply?
The Nile Delta is a subsiding sedimentary basin that hosts ~66% of Egypt’s population and 60% of the country’s food production. Projected sea-level-rise scenarios for the coming decades have…
A high-resolution Late Holocene landscape ecological history inferred from an intramontane basin in the Western Taurus Mountains, Turkey
The Sea Peoples, from Cuneiform Tablets to Carbon Dating
A stratified radiocarbon-based archaeology with anchor points in ancient epigraphic-literary sources, Hittite-Levantine-Egyptian kings and astronomical observations is reported to precisely date the Sea People event, establishing an absolute age range of 1192–1190 BC for terminal destructions and cultural collapse in the northern Levant.