The decline of Late Bronze Age civilization as a possible response to climatic change

  title={The decline of Late Bronze Age civilization as a possible response to climatic change},
  author={Barry Weiss},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • B. Weiss
  • Published 1982
  • Geography
  • Climatic Change
The disintegration of Eastern Mediterranean civilization at the end of the late Bronze Age (late thirteenth and twelfth centuries B.C.) has traditionally been attributed to the irruption of new peoples into this area. However, the nearly contemporaneous decline of highly organized and powerful states in Greece, Anatolia, Egypt, and Mesopotamia warrants consideration of possible environmental causes likely to operate over sizable areas, especially since archaeological research has not succeeded… Expand
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