Climate change at the 4.2 ka BP termination of the Indus valley civilization and Holocene south Asian monsoon variability

  title={Climate change at the 4.2 ka BP termination of the Indus valley civilization and Holocene south Asian monsoon variability},
  author={Michael Staubwasser and Frank Sirocko and Pieter M. Grootes and Monika Segl},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
[1] Planktonic oxygen isotope ratios off the Indus delta reveal climate changes with a multi-centennial pacing during the last 6 ka, with the most prominent change recorded at 4.2 ka BP. Opposing isotopic trends across the northern Arabian Sea surface at that time indicate a reduction in Indus river discharge and suggest that later cycles also reflect variations in total annual rainfall over south Asia. The 4.2 ka event is coherent with the termination of urban Harappan civilization in the… 

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