Another theory for civilization evolution

At the same press conference Matthew Konfirst, from the Ohio State University, discussed the disappearance of the Sumerian civilization and their language. In the cradle of civilization in the Middle East — about 4,000 years ago — there were two major language families, he said. One eventually became Hebrew and Arabic and other familiar languages, whereas the other family, Sumerian, stopped evolving when that civilization collapsed, a linguistic dead end. That collapse coincided with a drought that lasted hundreds of years, he said.

—   Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

I’ve been studying several theories to explain the rise and fall of civilizations. So far, I’m starting to form the opinion that many were due to or the consequence of climate change. It is nice to know that, based on this article, some researchers are also attempting to corroborate this theory!



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