4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change: Study
As per a latest study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the 4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change. The study reveals that decline in monsoon rains led to weakened river dynamics, and played a critical role both in the development and the collapse of the Harappan culture which was dependent on river floods to fuel their agricultural surplus. Harappan civilization was one of world’s largest and oldest urban civilizations It was spread over an area of more than 386000 sq miles (1 million sq km) covering plains of the Indus River from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges. It is believed that 10% of the world population lived in the civilization.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Border rivers • Civilizations • Ganges • Harappa • Harappan • Indus River • Indus Valley Civilisation • Prehistoric Asia • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • Sarasvati River • States and union territories of India