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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Clim. Past, 14, 1529–1542, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1529-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: The 4.2 ka BP climatic event

Clim. Past, 14, 1529–1542, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1529-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 22 Oct 2018

Review article | 22 Oct 2018

The 4.2 ka BP event in the Levant

David Kaniewski et al.
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Studies have long suggested that a protracted drought phase, termed the 4.2 ka BP event, directly impacted subsistence systems (dry farming agro-production, pastoral nomadism, and fishing) and outlying nomad habitats, forcing rain-fed cereal agriculturalists into habitat-tracking when agro-innovations were not available. Here, we focus on this crucial period to examine whether drought was active in the eastern Mediterranean Old World, especially in the Levant.
Studies have long suggested that a protracted drought phase, termed the 4.2 ka BP event,...
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