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Gornitz 2009

Gornitz, V., 2009: Ancient cultures and climate change. In Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. V. Gornitz, Ed., Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, Springer, pp. 6-10.

Many authors have pointed out apparent relationships between the rise and fall of ancient civilizations and climate change. However, changes in those societies could have also been instigated bu the interaction of a number of other factors which may have been only indirectly related to climate. While it is probably an over-simplification to assume that climate change was the sole or dominant cause of sudden societal dislocations, a growing body of evidence lends support to the idea of a relationship between rapid alterations in settlement patterns, growth or abandonment of cities, with cultural discontinuities on one hand and climate fluctuation on the other.

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  author={Gornitz, V.},
  editor={Gornitz, V.},
  title={Ancient cultures and climate change},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments},
  address={Dordrecht, the Netherlands},
  series={Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series},

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ID  - go03400p
AU  - Gornitz, V.
ED  - Gornitz, V.
PY  - 2009
TI  - Ancient cultures and climate change
BT  - Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments
T3  - Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
SP  - 6
EP  - 10
PB  - Springer
CY  - Dordrecht, the Netherlands
ER  -

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