A new study shows that drought spurred the collapse of bronze age civilizations on the eastern shores of the mediterranean. Professor eric h cline speaks to ancient history encyclopedia’s james blake wiener about his new title and the circumstances that lead to the collapse of the cosmopolitan world of the late bronze age in this interview. Analysis of pollen grains from sediment beneath the sea of galilee and the western shore of the dead sea indicate drought caused a late bronze age collapse.
A fun book attributing the late bronze age collapse to a zombie apocalypse there's always room for new hypotheses this is the first chapter to whet your appetite. In which john green teaches you about the bronze age civilization in what we today call the middle east, and how the vast, interconnected civilization that encompassed egypt, the levant, and.
The end of civilization (in the bronze age): crash course world history 211 crashcourse extra history s22 • e1 the bronze age collapse - i: before the storm . The end of the bronze age c 1200 bc in the eastern mediterranean is an ongoing topic of scholarly debate some scholars blame the sudden and violent collapse of bronze age civilization in the aegean sea region, egypt, along the levantine coast, anatolia, and other parts of the near east on one key factor or another eg, earthquakes or drought. Thus, my main thesis is that there must have been a ‘perfect storm’ of calamitous events at that turning point in order to cause the late bronze age civilizations to collapse shortly after 1200 bc.
Modeling collapse: analysis of the bronze age-iron age transition at two near eastern sites by william nutt presented to the faculty of the graduate school of the university of texas at arlington in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in anthropology. The bronze age collapse may be seen in the context of a technological history that saw the slow, comparatively continuous spread of ironworking technology in the region, beginning with precocious iron-working in the present bulgaria and romania in the 13th and 12th centuries bc.
The end of the bronze age c 1200 bc in the eastern mediterranean is an ongoing topic of scholarly debate some scholars blame the sudden and violent collapse of bronze age.
In the archaeology odyssey article “when civilization collapsed: death of the bronze age,” william h stiebing describes the late bronze age collapse: it was a cataclysm of immense proportions: near the end of the 13th century bce, the great bronze age civilizations of the aegean and near east suddenly collapsed. Modeling collapse: analysis of the bronze age-iron age transition at two near eastern sites by william nutt presented to the faculty of the graduate school of.