To learn about the rise and fall of ancient European civilizations, researchers sometimes find clues in unlikely places: deep inside of the Greenland ice sheet, for example.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.
The explanations for the sudden collapse of civilization in the Dark Age have ranged from believing it was the result of the invasion of another society to a catastrophic climatic event.
Researchers draw parallels between decline of Assyrian civilization and today’s situation in Syria and Iraq
The open air plays of the ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, reports new research in Weather.
Taking the major studies together it can be seen that there is a large degree of agreement in relation to the major trends. Indeed the noise which appears to be fairly equally if not normally, distributed over time is typical of that which might be expected due to differences in dating, different site sensitivity, and in regional variation.
The origins of pharaonic civilisation have always been shrouded in mystery. What caused dynastic culture to burst forth in the Nile valley within such a relatively short period of time?
For better and for worse, both woods and warfare are fundamental factors in human life, and have been for a very long time.
Ancient plants and the ways in which humans interacted with them can be explored through the traditional methods, examining organic remains in the lab and under the microscope…Therefore, this thesis will explore a number of case studies in which the archaeology of plants can be and have been examined.