The genesis and collapse of third millennium north mesopotamian civilization.

  title={The genesis and collapse of third millennium north mesopotamian civilization.},
  author={H. Weiss and M A Courty and W Wetterstrom and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Guichard and L Senior and Richard Meadow and Alison Curnow},
  volume={261 5124},
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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