Emergence of Complex Societies After Sea Level Stabilized

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joel D. Gunn, Lecturer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Sea level rose rapidly from the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, ~18,000 years ago) until it stabilized about 7000 years ago. A millennium later, the rudiments of early civilizations appeared. However, the factors that might have spurred the first civilizations are a subject of debate, with proposals ranging across many possibilities from drought to the influence of individual rulers.

Additional Information

EOS Transaction, American Geophysical Union 88(15):169-170.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Human prehistory, Complex, First, Civilizations, Climate, Environmental factors

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