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"Severe multi-year drought coincident with Hittite collapse around 1198–1196 BC," from Dr. Brita Lorentzen and Colleagues

view towards Bogazkoy landscape

From Dr. Brita Lorentzen and colleagues, "Severe multi-year drought coincident with Hittite collapse around 1198–1196 BC," addresses the potential of climate change to alter human history and has been featured in several news articles. Tree-ring analysis is correlated with stable isotope data and historical texts to identify an unusual multi-year period of drought from around 1198 to 1196 bc associated with the collapse of the Hittite Empire.

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