U-Pb zircon dating evidence for a Pleistocene Sarasvati River and capture of the Yamuna River

@article{Clift2012UPbZD,
  title={U-Pb zircon dating evidence for a Pleistocene Sarasvati River and capture of the Yamuna River},
  author={P. Clift and A. Carter and L. Giosan and Julie A Durcan and G.A.T. Duller and M. Macklin and A. Alizai and A. Tabrez and Mohammed Danish and S. Vanlaningham and D. Fuller},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={211-214}
}
  • P. Clift, A. Carter, +8 authors D. Fuller
  • Published 2012
  • Geology
  • Geology
  • The Harappan Culture, one of the oldest known urban civilizations, thrived on the northwest edge of the Thar Desert (India and Pakistan) between 3200 and 1900 BCE. Its demise has been linked to rapid weakening of the summer monsoon at this time, yet reorganization of rivers may also have played a role. We sampled subsurface channel sand bodies predating ca. 4.0 ka and used U-Pb dating of zircon sand grains to constrain their provenance through comparison with the established character of modern… CONTINUE READING
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