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Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization, Study Finds
May 28, 2012
A new study combining the latest archaeological evidence with state-of-the-art geoscience technologies provides evidence that climate change was a key ingredient in the collapse of the great Indus or Harappan civilization almost 4000 years ago. The study also resolves a long-standing debate over the source and fate of the Sarasvati, the sacred river of Hindu mythology.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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