The Genesis and Collapse of Third Millennium North Mesopotamian Civilization

@article{Weiss1993TheGA,
  title={The Genesis and Collapse of Third Millennium North Mesopotamian Civilization},
  author={Harvey Weiss and Marie Agn{\`e}s Courty and Wilma Wetterstrom and Françoise Guichard and Louise M. Senior and Richard Meadow and A Curnow},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={261},
  pages={1004 - 995}
}
Archaeological and soil-stratigraphic data define the origin, growth, and collapse of Subir, the third millennium rain-fed agriculture civilization of northern Mesopotamia on the Habur Plains of Syria. At 2200 B. C., a marked increase in aridity and wind circulation, subsequent to a volcanic eruption, induced a considerable degradation of land-use conditions. After four centuries of urban life, this abrupt climatic change evidently caused abandonment of Tell Leilan, regional desertion, and… Expand
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