Late second–early first millennium BC abrupt climate changes in coastal Syria and their possible significance for the history of the Eastern Mediterranean

  title={Late second–early first millennium BC abrupt climate changes in coastal Syria and their possible significance for the history of the Eastern Mediterranean},
  author={David Kaniewski and Etienne Paulissen and Elise Van Campo and Harvey Weiss and Thierry Otto and Joachim Bretschneider and Karel Van Lerberghe},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  pages={207 - 215}
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