Drought and societal collapse 3200 years ago in the Eastern Mediterranean: a review

  title={Drought and societal collapse 3200 years ago in the Eastern Mediterranean: a review},
  author={David Kaniewski and Joel Guiot and Elise Van Campo},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change},
One of the goals of climate scientists is to understand how climate shifts may have changed the course of history and influenced culture at millennial timescales. Repeatedly, environmental degradation has upset the balance between people, their habitat, and the socioeconomic frameworks in which they live. Among these imbalances, drought, firmly rooted in people's minds as a catalyst of harvest failures and famines, remains a permanent threat because it may trigger or amplify social crises… 
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