The Genesis and Collapse of Third Millennium North Mesopotamian Civilization

@article{Weiss1993TheGA,
  title={The Genesis and Collapse of Third Millennium North Mesopotamian Civilization},
  author={H. Weiss and M. Courty and W. Wetterstrom and F. Guichard and L. Senior and R. Meadow and A. Curnow},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={261},
  pages={1004 - 995}
}
  • H. Weiss, M. Courty, +4 authors A. Curnow
  • Published 1993
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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